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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list

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LeBron James recats to passing Michael Jordan on the league's all-time scoring list (NBA Getty Images)

LeBron James has now scored more points than all but three players in NBA history.

On Wednesday, the four-time MVP passed Hall of Famer Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a layup in the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' matchup with the Denver Nuggets.

Donning Jordan III-inspired Nike LeBron 16's , the four-time MVP surpassed his idol with 5:38 remaining in the first half against the Denver Nuggets as he got the hoop and harm on a layup through contact.

James entered this season ranked seventh on the all-time scoring list. He passed Dirk Nowitzki and Wilt Chamberlain before December and now trails only Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after moving past Jordan.

With just over 1,000 points separating him from Bryant in third place, James could surpass the Lakers legend by the second half of next season.

MORE: Will LeBron catch Kareem at No. 1?

James entered Wednesday's game averaging 27.0 points per game this season.

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