LeBron James moved in front of Michael Jordan and into fourth place on the NBA scoring list Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).
James moved in front of Michael Jordan and into fourth place on the NBA scoring list in the Lakers’ lost to the Nuggets. The 34-year-old star passed Jordan with a layup in the second quarter.
LeBron moves past Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list 👏 pic.twitter.com/p36Xhi1ci7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 7, 2019
James appeared to weigh in on the accomplishment on Twitter before the game.
Can’t even front. This is going to be UNREAL!! Wow man
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 7, 2019
The 15-time All-Star signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with Los Angeles this summer and has averaged 27 points per game this season. But, the Lakers have not met expectations as they entered play Wednesday with a 30-34 record.
James and Jordan are widely considered the two best players in NBA history. Jordan won six titles and five MVP awards during his 15 seasons with the Bulls and Wizards.
Here are some social media reactions to James passing Jordan:
Congratulations to @KingJames for passing Michael Jordan’s 32,292 points to become fourth leading scorer of all-time!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 7, 2019
— NBA (@NBA) March 7, 2019
LeBron James, in the playoffs and now also the regular season, has Michael Jordan beat in the following:
Offensive Win Shares
Defensive Win Shares
When it’s all said & done, this isn’t even going to be a debate.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) March 7, 2019
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) March 7, 2019
From the visitors locker room at Barclays Center, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye mockingly congratulated ex-teammate LeBron James tonight on passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list: pic.twitter.com/EV3TSELx0n
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 7, 2019
The way that got handled here made what should’ve been a MOMENT feel like a moment. No prolonged ovation. No presentation of the game ball. No real moment of connection between LeBron and the crowd. Just a video package.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) March 7, 2019
Just a kid from Akron who’s getting old fast, making enemies, having regrets.
I was talking about me. Did LeBron do something? What did I miss?
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) March 7, 2019
No. 23 passes No. 23 pic.twitter.com/A4a4Y4XT7O
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 7, 2019
Lebron James passing Michael Jordan was the most underwhelming piece of history I’ve witnessed at Staples Center. By both the ceremony and the fans, both relatively understated, he was treated like a visiting player..which, face it, he still is…column coming..
— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) March 7, 2019
Me getting ready for the LeBron vs. Jordan Twitter confrontation tonight. pic.twitter.com/hsRYe8ahlz
— Tyler Dragon (@TheTylerDragon) March 6, 2019
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) March 7, 2019