Lebron James Becomes 5th On NBA All-Time Scoring List After Passing Wilt Chamberlain
LeBron James has hit another career milestone on Wednesday night, as he becomes the fifth highest points scorer in NBA history, passing Wilt Chamberlain, as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trailblazers 126-117.
The 33-year-old reached 31,420 career points with an and-one free throw in the fourth quarter to pass Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 points.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) November 15, 2018
Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers legend Chamberlain, a four-time most valuable player, won two NBA championships, in 1967 and 1972, in his 14-year career.
He is also the only player to have scored 100 points in an NBA game.
“Anytime my name is mentioned with some of the greats to play the game, I always think back to my hometown where I have come from and how far I’ve come,” said James, who joined the Lakers as a free agent in July on a four-year deal worth $154m (£116m).
James now sits directly behind Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
See top 10 below:
|1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||38,387|
|2. Karl Malone||36,928|
|3. Kobe Bryant||33,643|
|4. Michael Jordan||32,292|
|5. LeBron James||31,425|
|6. Wilt Chamberlain||31,419|
|7. Dirk Nowitzki||31,187|
|8. Shaquille O’Neal||28,596|
|9. Moses Malone||27,409|
|10. Elvin Hayes||27,313|