LeBron James added to the history books today, passing Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
James entered Thursday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers needing 39 points to pass Chamberlain and in the fourth quarter of their 126-117 win, the King got the and-1 bucket to go with 3:55 remaining, burying the free throw to take fifth place for himself.
LEBRON JAMES AND-1 TO MOVE UP TO 5TH ON THE ALL-TIME SCORING LIST! #LakeShow 121#RipCity 111- NBA (@NBA) November 15, 2018
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James will likely pass Michael Jordan for fourth place sometime in January if he keeps his current scoring up, with Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar occupying the top three spots.
Congrats to @KingJames of the @Lakers for moving up to 5th on the NBA's ALL-TIME SCORING list! #LakeShow #ThisIsWhyWePlay pic.twitter.com/jUoPKfGRAv- NBA (@NBA) November 15, 2018
James finished the game with 44 points on 13-of-19 shooting, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three blocks.
Here's the rest of the top ten all-time.