Sports world congratulates LeBron James after passing Michael Jordan on all-time scoring list

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Plenty of people in the sports world, including students from his I Promise School, congratulated <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/3704/" data-ylk="slk:LeBron James">LeBron James</a> on passing <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/263612/" data-ylk="slk:Michael Jordan">Michael Jordan</a> on the all-time scoring list on Wednesday. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Plenty of people in the sports world, including students from his I Promise School, congratulated LeBron James on passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list on Wednesday. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

LeBron James hit yet another milestone in his NBA career on Wednesday night.

James dropped 31 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 115-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center, surpassing Michael Jordan’s 32,292 career points to move to fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

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He now trails just Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who holds the lead with 38,287 points.

Naturally, James’ feat generated plenty of reactions on social media. Perhaps the best, though, came from several students who attend James’ I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.

Many in the sports world congratulated him on his accomplishment, too.



Two of James’ former teammates, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, even sent him a hilarious video from the Barclays Center.

Only time will tell if James will be able to climb higher on the prestigious list. Regardless, he’s more than put himself amongst elite company in the NBA. There’s no denying that — no matter which side you take in the “GOAT” debate.

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