It finally happened. After quite a long wait, LeBron James has finally passed Karl Malone on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. LeBron is now second on the list, just behind former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It’s an epic achievement that all his fans should be proud of.
As it happened during a Lakers away game, it was unclear how the fans would react to this. Luckily for LeBron James and the team, the Wizarding crowd enjoyed the feat. The home fans gave James an appropriate standing ovation as he realized the gravity of the situation. (via launderer report)
LeBron receives a standing ovation after becoming the second all-time scorer in NBA history 🙏 pic.twitter.com/VjmSgPZ4ab
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 20, 2022
It was expected that LeBron would soon overtake Karl Malone in this ranking. The Lakers star’s incredible longevity and prowess did everything to ensure he would finish in at least the top three. Now the final target for The King is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The former Lakers and Bucks star scored a grand total of 38,387 points in his career. LeBron currently has 36,947 points, topping Malone’s 36,928. It’ll be a hell of a trip, but considering LeBron apparently hasn’t lost a step in the past few years, it’s definitely doable. If he does, he could finally cement his legacy as the greatest of all time.
LeBron’s pursuit of Kareem was the only bright spot in the Lakers’ tumultuous season. A thrilling victory over the Raptors aside, the team hasn’t managed to win if LeBron doesn’t score more than fifty points. Their season seems to be in jeopardy with each passing day.