LeBron passes MJ on NBA's all-time scoring list
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The King has surpassed His Airness.

LeBron James moved past Michael Jordan for fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list Wednesday night versus the Denver Nuggets.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar surpassed Jordan's 32,292-point mark with a left-handed layup off the glass at the 5:38 mark of the second quarter.

James needed 13 points to pull ahead of Jordan. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, and Kobe Bryant - who were all Lakers at some point in their careers - have scored more career points in the Association than James.

Prior to Wednesday night's game, James expressed his excitement in anticipation of his latest milestone.

The 34-year-old thanked Jordan by writing a special message for his idol on his game sneakers before Wednesday's contest.

"I kind of take all accomplishments as they come, and anytime I'm in the breath of any of the greats and, obviously, MJ being the guy I looked up to my whole life, a guy I aspired to be when I was a kid and just, I think it's going to be pretty cool," James said at shootaround Wednesday morning, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

James finished the game with 31 points, seven boards, and seven assists as the Lakers fell 115-99 to the Nuggets. Los Angeles sits 6 1/2 games back of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference with 17 games remaining.

LeBron passes MJ on NBA's all-time scoring list
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