On Wednesday, LeBron James passed Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA's all-time scoring list with a 44-point performance in the Los Angeles Lakers' 126-117 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
The 14-time All-Star now ranks fifth all-time in career scoring behind only Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
From one of his close friends in Chris Paul to one of his former teammates in Tristan Thompson, a number of NBA players congratulated LeBron on social media following his historic night.
Whole lotta buckets!!!! #Top5 #WillGetThereInAssistsToo 🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/SUYXou80IS- Chris Paul (@CP3) November 15, 2018
@KingJames Top 5 Top 5 Top 5 🐐- Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) November 15, 2018
🐐🐐🐐 @KingJames- Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) November 15, 2018
Congratulations to @KingJames for passing Laker great Wilt Chamberlain to become 5th all-time leading scorer in NBA history!- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 15, 2018
Top 5 in counting!!! Congrats brother!!! @KingJames appreciate the greatness never compare 💯💯💯💯- kuz (@kylekuzma) November 15, 2018
LeBron is on pace to surpass Jordan at No. 4 on the all-time scoring list later this season and Kobe at No. 3 early next season.