On Saturday, LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant on the NBA's all-time scoring list with a 29-point performance in the Los Angeles Lakers' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
33,644 PTS & counting 👑- NBA TV (@NBATV) January 26, 2020
This bucket moves @KingJames to 3rd on the NBA's all-time scoring list! pic.twitter.com/8fEfCLswAL
The 16-time All-Star now ranks third all-time in career scoring behind only Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
A number of NBA players - past and present - took to Twitter to congratulate LeBron following his historic achievement.
From Laker legends like Kobe Bryant himself and Magic Johnson
Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644- Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020
Congratulations to @KingJames! One Laker great passing another Laker great for number 3 on the all-time scoring list!!- Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 26, 2020
To former teammates like Tristan Thompson and Kendrick Perkins
Congrats my brother.. keep inspiring @KingJames 🗣🗣- Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) January 26, 2020
Well let me be the First to Congratulate LeBron James on this amazing accomplishment!!! Passing up the Great Kobe "Mamba" Bryant in Career points is unreal and remarkable!!! Congrats @KingJames- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 26, 2020
And other players around the league…
Bron #3 all time in scoring. Damn. He'll be #1 before he's done. Respect.- Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) January 26, 2020