Lebron James Passes Wilt Chamberlain To Take fifth Spot On All Time Scoring List

LeBron James continues to stack his stats. The Los Angeles Lakers confronted the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday evening (November 14), and James had a record-setting evening. He handed Laker legend Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring record, and now sits proper behind Michael Jordan. Jordan is fourth with 32,292 factors. If James continues scoring an common of 26.four factors per recreation, and does not miss any video games, he ought to go Jordan in January.

The Lakers ended up profitable the sport 126-117, pushing their file to Eight-6. The group is anticipated to make the playoffs this yr, even after a tough begin. “Well, it is a part of what makes working for the Lakers so wonderful,” acknowledged Lakers coach Luke Walton when he was requested about James passing Chamberlain. “You have this historical past right here. For him to be up there speaks extra to what he is executed over his complete profession, clearly, as a participant. The indisputable fact that he is in a Laker jersey as he does something extra simply provides to the legacy of what the Lakers are.”

The high three scorers in NBA historical past all performed for the Lakers at one level or one other. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 factors) is first, Karl Malone (36,928 factors) is second and Kobe Bryant (33,643 factors) is third.