His fast-break layup with 6 minutes, 31 seconds remaining in the third quarter was the 12,193rd made field goal in Game No. 1,235 of his career. Jordan had 12,192 in 1,072 games. James needed 324 fewer field goal attempts to get there.
“Any time you’re in a marathon and you’re able to have feats throughout that marathon, I think it’s just pretty cool to be linked with the greats,” James said, referring to the grind of the regular season, during his on-court interview with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano after the game.
“You said the name Michael Jordan; it just means so much to me. Any time I’m linked with his name, with his greatness and what he was able to do with the game. Hopefully, I continue t