A while back, LeBron James said he was “chasing a ghost” and most people assumed he was talking about Michael Jordan to be the greatest ever. Last night, LBJ cemented his name in the record books again, passing up Wilt Chamberlain and becoming 5th on the NBA All-Time scoring list.
It happened last night during their win against the Portland Trail Blazers.
In the fourth quarter, LeBron hit a free throw with 3:55 left in regulation (actually making it) after an and-1 play he took to the hoop.
James finished the game just shy of a triple double — with 44 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists , a season high with the Lakers.
NBA All-Time Scoring List
01. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 38,387
02. Karl Malone: 36,928
03. Kobe Bryant: 33,643
04. Michael Jordan: 32,292
05. LeBron James: 31,425*
After the Los Angeles Lakers 126-117 win over the Blazers, he was interviewed and he thanked the man above for his god given talents and recognized the honors in the milestone, as well as always recognizing where he came from — the small town of Akron, OH. He also took home the game ball as a memento in his long list of achievements.
In related Lakers news, Rajon Rondo suffered a fractured hand in last night’s game and will be out for a few weeks for the team.