LeBron Passes Jordan for Fourth on NBA's All-time Scoring List

The Lakers will be cutting back on the time Le Bron James spends on the court the rest of the season

The Lakers will be cutting back on the time Le Bron James spends on the court the rest of the season

James has 32,311 points and passed his idol Michael Jordan (32,292 points) on the list Wednesday night during the Lakers' 115-99 loss to Denver.

For a kid during LeBron James' childhood, there was no one bigger in the sport than Michael Jordan (maybe there still isn't).

James is among the last active players who were old enough to witness Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls to six championships in eight years during the 1990s. "I didn´t want to show what was going on behind that towel". Rather fittingly, James achieved the feat in a LeBron 16 PE inspired by one of MJ's most popular signature models, the Air Jordan 3.

James is unlikely to have the same success Abdul-Jabbar did in Los Angeles, where he won five of his six National Basketball Association titles with the Lakers, and he will need to go some way to catch the league's all-time leading point scorer, who amassed his mammoth total over 20 seasons as a professional.

With last night's loss against the Nuggets, the Lakers are now completely out of playoff contention. Karl Malone is second with 36,928, and former Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is No. 1 with 38,387.

"It was a pretty awesome moment", Lakers coach Luke Walton said. Since the injury, the Lakers have posted a record of 10-21. At his current rate it will take James around 224 games to match him, so three more seasons of dominance could do the job. The left groin ailment cost James 17 games and the Lakers' season. The two stars also briefly teamed up past year with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

He is averaging 27.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game this season. "You take the challenge and you continue to stay positive, no matter what's going on".

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