By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Los Angeles Lakers fell further behind in the playoffs race on Wednesday after their home loss to the Denver Nuggets. However, the NBA 2018-19 Regular Season contest was special for LeBron James, especially his 13th point, which brought him over his idol, Michael Jordan, in fourth place of the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
James, 34, surpassed Jordan’s 32,292-point mark with 5:38 to go in the second quarter. He’s now sitting in fourth place, only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643) are ahead of him in the all-time scoring list. Here’s how he made it to the fourth spot:
The King finished the match with 31 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes. Despite his positive showing, the Lakers’ playoff homes kept on slipping away. The Californians are now 6.5 wins away from the Western Conference’s eighth spot with just 17 Regular Season games left.
“A lot of stuff that I’ve done in my career, this is right up there at the top” he said after the match and added: “Winning a championship, just I mean, for a kid from Akron, Ohio that needed inspiration, needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me. I watched him from afar wanting to be like MJ, wanting to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanting to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanting to wear my sneakers like MJ. I wanted kids to look up at some point to me like MJ”.