LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan on NBA's All-Time Scoring List

James achieved the milestone during a game against the Denver Nuggets.

lebron james passes mj in points

CLEVELAND - APRIL 8: High school phenomenon LeBron James #23 of the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish shakes hands with Michael Jordan #23 of the Washington Wizards after Jordan's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Gund Arena on April 8, 2003 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Wizards won 100-91. Copyright 2003 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

lebron james passes mj in points

During Wednesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers surpassed Michael Jordan in total points scored in the NBA

King James did it! He passed his idol! pic.twitter.com/KKgl046pRf
.@KingJames climbing the ladder!!#LakeShow (📺: @SpectrumSN & ESPN) pic.twitter.com/M2luT0mz0a
LeBron couldn’t hold back the emotion after passing his idol MJ. (via @espn) pic.twitter.com/zyMMOHmObe

Jordan congratulated the 34-year-old in a statement:

Prior to the game, James took to Twitter to seemingly reference the milestone he was about to reach. 

Can’t even front. This is going to be UNREAL!! Wow man
History awaits 👑 pic.twitter.com/f4pL876l7s

James entered the game against the Nuggets just a few points behind Jordan

1️⃣3️⃣ points away from history pic.twitter.com/d8bE9Y6wwR

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the No. 1 spot on the NBA's all-time scoring list with 38,387 points made. Karl Malone is second with 36,928 and Kobe Bryant is third with 33,643. And now, James is in the fourth spot and Michael Jordan is in fifth. Jordan accumulated 32,292 points throughout his NBA career. 

One over Jordan 👑 pic.twitter.com/SYp4V8feFE
Congrats to @KingJames of the @Lakers for moving up to 4th on the NBA’s ALL-TIME SCORING list! #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/pydCxEkBCM

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