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LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan's points total

LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan's points total

But on Wednesday night, as LeBron James passed Michael Jordan to move into fourth on the all-time scoring list, I felt that sadness again.

James began the night averaging 27.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists while hitting 51 percent of his shots and playing 35.7 minutes per game for the Lakers.

James needed only 13 points heading into Wednesday's game to surpass Jordan (32,292 career points), who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association while averaging 30.1 points per game.

"You kind of look at the rest of the games, and look at the percentages of what's going on there in the future, and see what makes more sense for not only me but the team itself as well", James said.

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Jordan and James are often compared as the best players in National Basketball Association history.

After James barreled to the basket and hit a layup while being fouled for his milestone points, the Staples Center crowd gave a rousing ovation to the superstar who joined the Lakers last summer after 15 National Basketball Association seasons spent with Cleveland and Miami. "For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration, needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me". I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like M.J., and it's insane, to be honest. I watched him from afar, wanted to be like M.J., wanted to shoot fadeaways like M.J., wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like M.J., wanted to wear my sneakers like M.J. Kobe Bryant is third all-time, while Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are second and first respectively.

The 56-year-old also had an incredible knack of converting those displays into much higher points tallies, scoring 40-plus points on an incredible 173 occasions, as well as 50-plus points 31 times.

"I knew coming into this year that it would be different", James said after the Lakers' loss to the rival Clippers on Monday night.


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