LeBron passes Jordan for fourth on all-time National Basketball Association points list

Elena Summers
March 8, 2019

Sitting courtside with his family including his son, 2 Chainz was ecstatic to watch the magic happen but it's what he did afterward that's got people talking.

Per Haynes, a conversation was held between James, his trainer and the Lakers front office, and it was determined James would be placed on restriction.

James, the top scorer among active players, made his points in 1,190 games compared to 1,072 for Jordan.

James, who entered the National Basketball Association at 18 years old compared to 21 for Jordan, began the night averaging 27.1 points in 1,189 games over 16 seasons with Cleveland, Miami and the Lakers.

James, a four-time MVP, is averaging 27.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game in his first season in Los Angeles.

Last in the list for James is Abdul-Jabbar, whose record of 38,387 points has stood the test of time since he hung up his spurs in 1989.

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After the game, LeBron spoke to the media about his achievement and how he idolised Michael Jordan whilst growing up.

As for LeBron, the majority of his points came with the Cavs, and the franchise gave him an opportunity to showcase his talents as one of the best to ever play the game.

"There are certain milestones that it's nice to take a moment and embrace and honour", Lakers coach Luke Walton said before the game.

After eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, the 34-year-old has played by far the most minutes of any player in the NBA since 2010.

The Lakers are falling apart, and after another ugly loss at home on Wednesday night, the organization might want to start embracing the idea of tanking for Zion Williamson.

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