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Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain for third all-time in field goals made

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James added another piece of NBA history to his resume, passing Wilt Chamberlain (12,681) for third place on the all-time in field goals made list.

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James entered tonight's game vs. the Denver Nuggets just three buckets shy of the Hall of Famer, passing the mark in the first quarter with this layup with 7:07 to go in the period.

All-time field goals made

Rank Player FGM GP
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 15,837 1,560
2 Karl Malone 13,528 1,476
3 LeBron James 12,691 1,288
4 Wilt Chamberlain 12,681 1,045
5 Michael Jordan 12,192 1,072

James, who passed Chamberalin on the all-time scoring list in November 2018, averages around 735 made field goals per season through his career. If he can continue his current pace he'll pass Karl Malone for third next season, but needs another three seasons at that pace to catch up to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for first all-time.

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