LeBron James surpassed Dirk Nowitzki in the all-time scoring list and the legendary German praised the “King” for his accomplishment.
With eight minutes remaining in the third quarter of the LA Lakers’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs (110-106), James reached 31,188 career points and surpassed Dirk Nowitzki in the all-time scoring list.
The “King” finished the game with 35 points, as his career total now is at 31,202 points.
“If he stays healthy, the way he’s looking and moving, he has a chance at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,” Nowitzki told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “His numbers have been unbelievable. He doesn’t seem to slow down. The stuff he was doing last year in year 15 was incredible. If he keeps this up, he can pass Kareem.”
James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32.292) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) in the all-time scoring list.