by Moxye Staff
LeBron James has moved one step closer to the greatness of Michael Jordan. In this particular case, he surpassed him, on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
James finished Monday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers needing just 13 points to eclipse Jordan’s 32,292 career points. He moved past “the ghost in Chicago” with a layup in the second quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.
“A lot of stuff that I have done in my career, this ranks right up there at the top with winning a championship,” James said.
“For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me. I watched him from afar, wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like MJ. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like MJ. It’s crazy, to be honest. It’s beyond crazy,” said James.
Next up for James is Kobe Bryant at #3 with 33,643 career points. Bryant is topped by former Jazz power forward Karl Malone and the NBA’s leading all-time scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar