LeBron James Passes Wilt Chamberlain to Become NBA's Fifth Leading All-Time Scorer

James passed Dirk Nowitzki for the sixth position on the list just last month.

Less than a month after passing up Dirk Nowitzki to become No. 6 on the NBA's all-time leading scorers list, LeBron James has reached the No. 5 spot by moving past Wilt Chamberlain

The King passes the Big Dipper.@KingJames is now the fifth-highest scorer in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/XHDXoMVCsW
LeBron connects on the jumper to go to 6th on the all-time scoring list! #LakeShow #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/28jc582wVP

LeBron made it happen during the Lakers' Wednesday night contest against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Lakers also won the game 126-117.

44 PTS. 10 REB. 9 AST. 5 3PM.

LeBron James becomes 5th on the all-time scoring list as the @Lakers defeat POR for their 4th straight victory!#LakeShow 126#RipCity 117

JaVale McGee: 20 PTS, 9-12 FGM
Brandon Ingram: 17 PTS, 4 AST pic.twitter.com/x8uVyJO1nm

Chamberlain, who also played for the Lakers (from 1968–1973), previously held the No. 5 spot on the all-time scoring list with 31,419 points. 

Greatness 👑

LeBron passes Wilt Chamberlain for 5th on the all-time scoring list. pic.twitter.com/owspPBfzJH

WATCH on @ESPNNBA pic.twitter.com/etnRvrGj1S

"If he stays healthy, the way he's looking and moving, he has a chance at Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar)," Dirk Nowitzki previously toldESPN. "His numbers have been unbelievable. He doesn't seem to slow down. The stuff he was doing last year in Year 15 was incredible. If he keeps this up, he can pass Kareem." 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the No. 1 spot on the all-time scoring list with 38,387 points. Karl Malone comes in second with 36,928, Kobe Bryant is third with 33,643, and Michael Jordan is fourth with 32,292. At this rate, it seems pretty safe to say that LeBron will continue to climb up on the list. 

“It’s all about hard work.” @KingJames (44p/10r/9a/@Lakers W) walks off as the 5th all-time leading scorer in @NBAHistory! #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/Z6ZZwhs4J7
44 points and now ranks 5th all-time on the NBA’s scoring list. Next up on the list, MJ. 👀 👑👑https://t.co/04bFcj3Pnd

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