LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking Kobe Bryant for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, another massive achievement for the 35-year-old Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward.
“King” James is a three-time NBA champion and four-time league Most Valuable Player in his 17th NBA campaign who enters the Lakers’ game Thursday at Brooklyn with 33,599 career points.
Bryant, who spent his entire 20-year NBA career with the Lakers, has 33,643 career points. He won five NBA titles with the Lakers as well as two gold medals alongside James on the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic teams.
With LeBron James averaging 25.1 points a game and needing only 45 to take third, he’s on pace to pass Bryant on Saturday in a nationally televised game at Philadelphia. Read more