LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan in number of points

LeBron James speaks to reporters at his official presentation as Los Angeles Lakers player

With the Lakers in crisis, the feat was unenthusiastically celebrated by the player.

There was no Instagram post celebrating the feat in advance, this time around. The media did not create much expectation. In the past, the event would have dominated the news, but when LeBron James topped Michael Jordan on the NBA's list of baskets on Wednesday night (6), the triumph was somehow reduced to a footnote.

James started the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Denver Nuggets, needing 13 points to overtake Jordan and take fourth place on the NBA basket list. At 5min38s of the second quarter, he managed to force entry into the carton for a tray, which resulted in his 14th point in the game and a total of 32,294 points in his career in professional basketball. And he also took a foul on the move.

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