LeBron James is officially fourth in NBA history in career points scored, a position he now holds after passing Michael Jordan on Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets. James started the game needing 13 points to surpass Jordan’s 32,292 career total.
With the Lakers trailing 55-35 with 6:45 remaining in the second quarter, James hit a mid-range jumper over Nuggets defender Torrey Craig to reach 12 points on the night and pull level with Jordan.
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James’ next target on the all-time scoring list is Kobe Bryant, who finished his career with 33,643 points.
NBA All-Time Scoring Leaders
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387 points (1,560 games)
Karl Malone – 36,928 points (1,476 games)
Kobe Bryant – 33,643 points (1,346 games)
LeBron James – 32,311 points (1,190 games)
Michael Jordan – 32,292 points (1,072 games)
Sadly for James, his historic night did not end with a victory. He poured in 31 points on 13-of-22 shooting but could not prevent the Lakers falling to a 115-99 defeat, their fourth successive loss.