Last night LeBron James needed 13 points to pass Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA All-Time Scoring list. With 5:38 left in the second quarter, LeBron did just that.
🚨 @KingJames moved up to 4th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with this AND-1! 🚨 https://t.co/gaJW6Gt1fL
With his 32,293rd point, James passed the GOAT, his Airness and childhood idol, Michael Jordan. Following the achievement, the NBA community chimed in congratulatory wishes.
Hornets owner Michael Jordan issues brief statement on LeBron James passing him on the NBA’s all-time scoring list: “I want to congratulate LeBron on achieving another great milestone during his amazing career.
Congratulations to @KingJames for passing Michael Jordan’s 32,292 points to become fourth leading scorer of all-time!
We talked about this being a possibility and now it’s a reality. WoW! Congrts my friend. You’re not finish nor are you done but take this one in. That’s Jordan you jus passed. @kingjames… https://t.co/aMgUe8yM4w
Historic!! Unreal bro ✊🏾 @KingJames #Brotherhood #BiggerThanBasketball
Even 2 Chainz jumped into the mix, sending King James well wishes and gifting him his diamond chain.
Congrats @kingjames on passing MJ all time leading scoring 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿 @ Staples Center https://t.co/Qq7M2I8vg5
@2chainz gave @KingJames a chain after his historic night. Respect 🤝 https://t.co/C3PHhh0ZVN
LeBron was selected with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and his impact was immediate. He averaged 20.9 ppg, 5.9 apg and 5.5 rpg in his rookie year and everyone knew then that he was going to be a force. After that, James went on to accumulate numerous achievements and accolades including All Star honors, MVP Awards and three NBA titles.
James finished the game with 31 points but the Nuggets ended up winning the game 115-99. LeBron is now staring up at Kobe Bryant, who sits in third place on the All-Time Scoring list with 33,643 points. Further up are Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points).
Could he pass all three? Maybe. But for now, just let him enjoy what he’s done.
This is all the days in the snow. Going to the gym solo. Dreaming.” Passing MJ for 4th on the All Time Scoring list brings it all back. Enjoy your moment King James. 📽 @espn https://t.co/mZ9vkkV9el