LeBron James has reached another milestone, passing Dirk Nowitzki for sixth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
With just under eight minutes in the third quarter, James drained a jumper for his 31,188th career point on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs.
James, 33, now sits directly behind Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He’s on pace to enter the top five and surpass Chamberlain next month.
|1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar||38,387|
|2. Karl Malone||36,928|
|3. Kobe Bryant||33,643|
|4. Michael Jordan||32,292|
|5. Wilt Chamberlain||31,419|
|6. LeBron James||31,188|
|7. Dirk Nowitzki||31,187|
|8. Shaquille O’Neal||28,596|
|9. Moses Malone||27,409|
|10. Elvin Hayes||27,313|
The 14-time All-Star also passed Shaquille O’Neal for the sixth-most made field goals in league history on Saturday.
James is averaging 25.8 points, 9.2 assists and 8.6 rebounds in his 16th season and first with the Los Angeles Lakers.