LeBron James – The man, The myth, The Legend! The 37-year-old has been breaking all kinds of records in his iconic NBA career over the years and even on a day when his side lost the match, he took the spotlight. LA Lakers lost out to Washington Wizards by 119-127 in a thrilling contest at Capital One Arena but James’ 38-point game meant that he has now climbed to 2nd position in NBA all-time scoring charts.
2nd All-Time in Scoring.
👑 LeBron James continues to make history. pic.twitter.com/OyGqBtcIY4
— NBA (@NBA) March 20, 2022
These things have just happened organically: LeBron James
The legend needed 21 points to overtake Karl Malone (36,928 points) and he managed to do that with ease, having played 113 games less than Malone. At one point of time, it looked that he will be able to guide LA Lakers to an incredible win on this special day but Washington Wizards pulled off a majestic comeback from a 16-point deficit to eventually clinch the victory.
After the match, James said, “Obviously, at some point, I’ll be able to look back at this moment but right now, the feeling I have, I can’t separate it… I will not allow myself to think about it. I’ve always just played the game the way I’ve been playing it over the years. These things have just happened organically by just going out and playing the game the right way… I hope to accomplish that at some point in my career, but I won’t think about it too much.”
LeBron James shares his thoughts on moving to number 2 on the all-time leading scorers list. pic.twitter.com/elvbDLoX18
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 20, 2022
James is now only behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The 2nd all-time NBA scorer LeBron James is now only behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the leaderboard charts. As of now, on 20 March 2022, the top 5 all-time scorers in the league are as follows:
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points in 1,560 games)
2. LeBron James (36,947 points in 1,363 games)
3. Karl Malone (36,928 points in 1,476 games)
4. Kobe Bryant (33,643 points in 1,346 games)
5. Michael Jordan (32,292 points in 1,072 games)