Lebron James passed Wilt Chamberlin last on the NBA’s All-Time scoring list after dropping a season-high 44 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in the Lakers 126-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
James dropped 28 points in the second half and passed Chamberlain’s 31,419 points on that three-point play with 3:55 left in the game. James finished the night with 31,425 points, falling one assist short of his 75th career triple-double.
“(Chamberlain) is one of the most dominant forces we ever had in our game, along with Shaq, James told reporters after the game. “One of the greatest Lakers to ever play the game. A 100-point scorer. One of the greatest scorer-rebounders to ever play this game.”
James is now 867 points behind Michael Jordan, who is fourth with 32,292 points and 6,962 behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who holds the all-time scoring record with 38,387 points. Should LeBron reach that height, he would have to roughly average 25 points per game over the next four seasons if he wants to add the jewel into his crown before its all said and done.