LeBron James has become the fifth highest points scorer in NBA history, passing Wilt Chamberlain, as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Portland Trailblazers 126-117.
The 33-year-old beat Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 points with a free throw late in the fourth quarter.
James, who now has 31,425 career points, scored a season-high 44 points.
It was the highest score by a Lakers player since Kobe Bryant’s 60 in his final game in April 2016.
Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers legend Chamberlain, a four-time most valuable player, won two NBA championships, in 1967 and 1972, in his 14-year career.
He is also the only player to have scored 100 points in an NBA game. Read more