LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for 4th in career scoring

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LeBron James (Photo: Keith Allison / CC BY-SA 2.0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has moved past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar scored his 32,293rd career point on a driving layup in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, getting fouled in the act.

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This achievement was particularly special to James, who grew up in Ohio idolizing Jordan. James tweeted his excitement about the milestone shortly before the game: “Can’t even front. This is going to be UNREAL!! Wow man.”

James began the night needing 13 points to reach the mark. He now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643).

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