LeBron James accomplished a major feat Wednesday, passing Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
James entered the game needing 13 points to pass Jordan. He achieved the feat with 5:38 left in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets when he drove to the basket and got fouled for the and-one opportunity. He finished the game with 31 points, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Nuggets, 115-99.
James now has 32,311 career points. He trails Kobe Bryant for third on the all-time scoring list by a little more than 1,300 points, or about 50 games at his current pace.
After Wednesday night’s game, when James was asked about what the accomplishment meant, he shook his head for several seconds before explaining why he considered it one of his greatest accomplishments.
“This ranks right up there at the top with winning a championship,” James said.
“For a kid from Akro