LeBron Passes Jordan for Fourth on NBA's All-time Scoring List

LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan's points total

James has 32,311 points and passed his idol Michael Jordan (32,292 points) on the list Wednesday night during the Lakers' 115-99 loss to Denver.

James got emotional on the sideline after passing Jordan, but quickly had to get back to chipping away at a double-digit deficit. We take a look at some statistics where the retired star still has the advantage.

Jordan made 12,192 field goals (fourth best) and 7,327 free throws (fifth best) to James' 11,748 (sixth) and 7,101 (eighth).

To be fair to LeBron, he recently became the only player in National Basketball Association history to reach the all-time top 10 in both points and assists.

Thus far, no one from the Lakers has approached James about sitting out games to preserve his body, or improve their draft lottery odds.

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In order to crack the league's all-time scoring podium, the 34-year-old will have to supplant a Lakers icon. LeBron is a way off on both.

Jordan averaged 30.1 points in 1,072 games with Chicago and Washington.

Jordan was not just about points, though.

Of course, as two of the greatest to have ever played the sport, individual honours are a guarantee. Jordan won six titles and five MVP awards during his 15 seasons with the Bulls and Wizards. The Lakers rallied impressively in the second half with a lineup consisting of James and four youngsters, but faded in their fourth straight defeat. The overall color scheme appeared very similar to the highly-coveted "Kobe Bryant" Air Jordan 3 PE. Incredibly, James is in a tie for second yet three behind on three.

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