NBA: LeBron James reacts after Los Angeles Lakers star surpasses Michael Jordan’s career points total
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LeBron James admits surpassing Michael Jordan’s career points total is “beyond crazy.”

The Los Angeles Lakers star put up 31 points in the win over the Denver Nuggets, taking him to 32,311, clear of Jordan’s 32,292. 

Though James, who has also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, accomplished his total in 1,190 games – 118 more than Jordan. 

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“I don’t know, man, a lot of the stuff I’ve done in my career, this ranks right at the top,” the 34-year-old said after the game.

“For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration, needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me.


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“[I] wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like MJ. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like MJ.

“It’s crazy, to be honest. It’s beyond crazy.”

Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Kobe Bryant have scored more points than James now, who has been in the league since 2003. 

 

NBA all-time leading points scorers

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1969-89) – 38,387

Karl Malone (1985-2004) – 36,928

Kobe Bryant (1996-2016) – 33,643

LeBron James (2003-present) – 32,311) 

Michael Jordan (1984-93, 1995-1998, 2001-2003) – 32, 292

Wilt Chamberlain (1959-1973) – 31,419

Dirk Nowitzki (1998-present) – 31,362 

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