LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan in Scoring


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By Matt Mangibin, Staff Writer

It was a historic night for LeBron James as he continues to make history. Scoring points left and right, being an all-around player, and continuing to be one of the greatest of all time. Lebron James has surpassed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list, listing on fourth. But how far can his talents take him? Will he continue to break records? The King hopes to dominate the league and hopes to leave a big legacy.

LeBron James is considered one of the greatest of all time players, but can he make a difference in LA. It was a big night on Wednesday as he goes up for 31 points surpassing Michael Jordan, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Denver Nuggets. He could celebrate his historic night with the team, yet he has no all-star to share the night with besides the young team that finds themselves struggling to land a spot in the playoffs.

James is setting the record straight that he still has it and will continue to do whatever it takes to prove that he’s a GOAT. However, passing Jordan in a scoring mark should never be taken for granted; it’s a moment. There will be many more historic nights for James, but right now is a struggle. Yes, he’s on fourth of the scoring list, but what about winning championships with his team? The Lakers team right now is struggling to help him achieve what he really wants: six titles.

If there is a final word on the matter, James has never wanted to be known as a scorer. He would much rather be known as a passer. In other words, passing Jordan isn’t what he wants, it is not a life pursuit. Next on the scoring list, passing Kobe Bryant will be achievable by next year if he stays consistent.

“I don’t have to score the ball to make an impact in the basketball game. That was my mindset when I started playing the game,” James said last year. “And it’s going to carry me for the rest of my career.”

Even though he doesn’t want to be seen as a scorer, it was an accomplishment to pass a historic figure. There was a lot of reactions about the huge milestone.

Magic Johnson had a few words about his accomplishment, “Congratulations to [King James] for passing Michael Jordan’s 32,292 points to become fourth leading scorer of all-time!”

More on Twitter, Jae Crowder’s reaction was all in caps due to the hype. “CONGRATULATIONS @KINGJAMES !! NOTHING BUT  RESPECT MY BROTHER!”

Billy Busacca watched last night’s game and thought on how amazing it was to witness a great player surpass another great player. “There’s more coming,” he says. “LeBron is the GOAT.”

LeBron is proving people that he could be better than Michael Jordan, yet he doesn’t have six titles. Still, he is breaking records and still going at it. It will be hard for the King to stop now. The debate still goes on, is LeBron James better than Michael Jordan?