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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for career scoring

LeBron James is openly striving to surpass Michael Jordan.

The great-of-all-time debate still carries on, but LeBron passed Jordan in one key aspect – career scoring.

LeBron reached 32,311 points in the Lakers’ loss to the Nuggets tonight, moving ahead of Jordan for fourth place all-time. Now, only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant rank ahead of LeBron in career points.

The all-time leaderboard:


LeBron made no secret of how much this accomplishment would mean to him, posting before the game:

Will LeBron – 34 years old and in his 16th season pass Abdul-Jabbar, Malone and Bryant? LeBron has a great shot.

Here’s how Abdul-Jabbar (green), Malone (blue), Bryant (purple), LeBron (gold) and Jordan (red) progressed in career scoring by…