LeBron passes Chamberlain for #5 on NBA's all-time scoring list
NBA.com Global on Nov 15, 2018 03:13 PM
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is congratulated by center JaVale McGee, left, and center Tyson Chandler after James passed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place in career points, during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 126-117. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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LeBron James hit another career milestone on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) as he passed Wilt Chamberlain for fifth on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
James reached 31,420 career points with an and-one free throw in the fourth quarter to pass Chamberlain.
James, 33, now sits directly behind Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
James finished the game with a season-high 44 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in the Lakers' 126-117 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Congratulations to @KingJames for passing Laker great Wilt Chamberlain to become 5th all-time leading scorer in NBA history!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 15, 2018
The historic game ball and James' uniform will be donated to the I Promise School in Akron, LeBron announced after the game.