LeBron Passes Kobe for 3rd in Points Scored
February 26, 2020
Forward for Los Angles Lakers LeBron James passed Kobe Bryant and moved into third all-time in points scored with a layup in the third quarter to score his
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The 35-year-old forward entered averaging at least 25 points per game for the 16th consecutive season. He stills sits behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his 38,387 career points along with Karl Malone’s 36,928. James is on pace to pass Kareem in about three seasons. The top four scores all time all have played with the Los Angles Lakers, who signed James as a free agent in 2018.
It was only right that LeBron passed Kobe in Philadelphia, where the star was born. LeBron who played in eight consecutive NBA finals has 6,911 career points in the playoffs with the Miami Heat and Clevland Cavaliers doesn’t count in the official total.
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After LeBron’s historic night Kobe congratulated him via a tweet on twitter saying “ Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother”. With LeBron sitting at number three and showing no sign of slowing down he is proving to the world why they should consider him as the greatest of all time.
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