LeBron James passed Michael Jordan on Wednesday night on the NBA's all-time scoring list. James moved into fourth place with 32,311 points for his career, trailing leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). Kobe Bryant currently sits in third place at 33,643; Karl Malone (36,928) is second.
James scored his 13th, 14th and 15th points against the Denver Nuggets on a drive to the basket, collecting an and-1.
Prior to the game, James shared his excitement on social media.
Can't even front. This is going to be UNREAL!! Wow man— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 7, 2019
ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry commemorated LeBron's newest achievement with a shot chart.
LeBron passes MJ!— Kirk Goldsberry (@kirkgoldsberry) March 7, 2019
Here's what 32,295 points looks like pic.twitter.com/9GvmsaRPHj
Many NBA players celebrated James' latest milestone:
🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 legendary https://t.co/tJX7KRYTAM— kuz (@kylekuzma) March 7, 2019
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
Rare air.— ESPN (@espn) March 7, 2019
It's all sinking in for LeBron. pic.twitter.com/PAOuKPCeZc
CONGRATULATIONS @KingJames .!! NOTHING BUT RESPECT MY BROTHER.! 🙏🏾💯👊🏾— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) March 7, 2019
Was told a sick fact today. Last time bron wasn't in the finals. Instagram and Snapchat didn't exist 🤣 . Hell of a bar. Sick run.— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 7, 2019
@KingJames 👑👑👑 CONGRATS!!!— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) March 7, 2019
We talked about this being a possibility and now it's a reality. WoW! Congrts my friend. You're not finish nor are you done but take this one in. That's Jordan you jus passed. @kingjames... https://t.co/aMgUe8yM4w— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 7, 2019