LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan
LeBron James passed Michael Jordan in career points Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets.
This accomplishment caused the basketball world to explode on social media with many people congratulating James on the feat.
— NBA (@NBA) March 7, 2019
Students from @KingJames’ I Promise School congratulate ‘Mr. LeBron’ on passing MJ. ❤️
— theScore (@theScore) March 7, 2019
Congratulations to @KingJames for passing Michael Jordan’s 32,292 points to become fourth leading scorer of all-time!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) March 7, 2019
James said he really respected Jordan as a player and thanked him for everything he did for the game of basketball.
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THANK YOU M.J!! Still tripping about last night. Couldn’t have in a trillion years thought that would be possible especially knowing where I come from and what I watch him do every single night! Doesn’t make sense to me to be honest. Man it’s CRAZY!! I know you guys think I’m tripping but if you knew me and my friends growing up you’d understand. Beyond blessed and appreciative of all the congrats from family, friends, colleagues, strangers, haters(😉), etc etc!! For the ones who been on the journey from Day 1 and I mean Day 1 I thank you even more!! Love 🙏🏾‼️‼️‼️❤️. #striveforgreatness🚀 #thekidfromakron👑 #jamesgang👑 #stillmoretocome💪🏾
This puts James into number four on the all-time points list behind Kobe Bryant.
James is often linked to Jordan as there is constant debate as to which is the greatest basketball player of all time.
Take a look at the achievements from both players so far in their careers.