LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan on NBA All-Time Scoring List

March 8, 2019 | CBN

“It was very emotional.”

Lebron James officially passed legend Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list

It’s a truly astounding moment for LeBron James.

On Wednesday night’s game against the Denver Nuggets, the star officially passed legend Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, surpassing his 32,292 career points with 32,311.

And though the game was a 115-99 loss for the Lakers, that wasn’t the takeaway for many fans and players – and especially for James.

“A lot of stuff that I have done in my career, this ranks right up there at the top with winning a championship,” James said.

After the pivotal game, LeBron said MJ was his inspiration as a kid.

“For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me. I watched him from afar, wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like MJ. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like MJ.”

Over the span of a 16-year NBA career, the 34-year-old LeBron is now fourth all-time in scoring history.

But he’s still got some ways to go in order to top Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who has 38,387 points, Karl Malone with 36,928 points, and Kobe Bryant with 33,643 points. “[My best friends and I] all wanted to be MJ, every last one of us. It's crazy,” said James. “My high school best friends, they text me and they just can't believe it, I can't believe it, because we just remember walking up and down the Akron streets with a basketball, singing, 'I wanna be, I wanna be like Mike.'"

Jordan commented on James’ success Thursday, stating, “I want to congratulate LeBron on achieving another great milestone during his amazing career”.

“Like Mike”, Like LeBron. King James is making NBA history.

 

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