Lebron James Becomes 5th On NBA All-Time Scoring List (See Top 10)

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.

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:

Player Points
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

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