NBA: LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan in all-time points scoring

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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan’s NBA points tally

LeBron James overtook Michael Jordan to move fourth on the NBA’s all-time points scorer list in the LA Lakers’ 115-99 defeat by the Denver Nuggets.

James, who netted 31 points against the Nuggets, has scored 32,311 points, surpassing Jordan’s tally of 32,292.

He achieved the feat in 1,190 games, compared to Jordan’s 1,072.

“I don’t know, man, a lot of the stuff I’ve done in my career, this ranks right at the top,” the 34-year-old said after the game.

“For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration, needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me.

“[I] wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like

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