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.
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.
— I PROMISE School (@IPROMISESchool) March 7, 2019
Many in the sports world congratulated him on his accomplishment, too.
Congrats to @KingJames on a dope accomplishment... Respect family...💯💯💯
— Jason Terry (@jasonterry31) March 7, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS @KingJames .!! NOTHING BUT RESPECT MY BROTHER.! 🙏🏾💯👊🏾
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) March 7, 2019
Two of James’ former teammates, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, even sent him a hilarious video from the Barclays Center.
From the visitors locker room at Barclays Center, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye mockingly congratulated ex-teammate LeBron James tonight on passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list: pic.twitter.com/EV3TSELx0n
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 7, 2019
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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