LeBron James Just Surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA All Time Leading Scorer Lists
LeBron vs. MJ debate is getting real.
It was a historic night for Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James.
OnWednesday, March 6th, the future Hall-of-Famer became the fourth leading scorer of all time, passing Michael Jordan in the process. James passed Jordan with an and-one lay-up over Denver NuggetsforwardTorrey Craig in the first quarter. (Lakers would go on to lose to the Nuggets, 115-99. They will probably miss the playoffs.)
After LeBron scored the record -passing bucket, he went to the bench where he was congratulatedby 2 Chainz, who gave him a chain. (LeBron A&R'd 2 Chainz' latest album,Rap or Go to the League.
James honoredJordan all night. He was wearing special Jordan-inspired sneakers. ( He wrote"Thank You MJ 23" on them.)
After the gamehe talked about the legacy of Jordan:
\u201cApril 8, 2003.\n\nHigh school phenom LeBron James of the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish shakes hands with Michael Jordan of the Washington Wizards after Jordan\u2019s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.\n\nWho could have ever guessed what this would become.\u201d— Sports Illustrated (@Sports Illustrated) 1551934070
\u201cLeBron James vs Michael Jordan \ud83d\udc10\ud83d\udc10\u201d— FootBasket.com Backup (@FootBasket.com Backup) 1551941184
Some of LeBron's peers, including ex-teammate Dwyane Wade and Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul, honored Bron after the game:
LeBron James trails Kobe Bryant (33,643), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) for that number one spot.