LeBron James passed Jordan on Wednesday night to move into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time points list.
Entering the Lakers’ game against the Denver Nuggets trailing Jordan by 12 points, James tied Jordan at 32,292 career points with a fadeaway 19-footer midway through the second quarter, then passed him with an and-1 layup at the 5:38 mark.
James sank the free throw to complete the three-point play and went on to finish the game with 31 points, putting him at 32,311 for his career.
The Lakers lost 115-99.
MJ made this statement:
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.”
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 7, 2019
Michael had to make a statement, but you know what he was probably thinking.
Lowkey MJ really like this to LeBron passing him on the all time scoring list pic.twitter.com/HTA95FazdO
— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) March 7, 2019
LeBron James says his first encounter with Michael Jordan was like meeting God.
Now, he is a spot above him in the scoring heavens.
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