LeBron James has officially passed Michael Jordan on the NBA scoring list.
The Los Angeles Lakers star dropped 31 points Wednesday night in a loss to the Nuggets. That was enough to push himself to fourth on the all-time scoring list, and bump the Bulls legend to fifth. However, the most interesting part of the night might have been his comments afterwards.
LeBron - Following - Accomplishment - ESPN
LeBron said the following after his big accomplishment, according to ESPN:
Of all the stuff I’ve done in my career, this ranks right up there at the top with winning a championship. For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me. I watched him from afar, 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 and it’s just crazy, to be honest. It’s beyond crazy.