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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan on NBA's all-time points list

LeBron James passed Michael Jordan on Wednesday night to become No. 4 on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

He started the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets game needing 12 points to claim the record, and he got that in the second quarter, tying Jordan at 32,292 career points; at the half, James had 32,297 points. Earlier in the day, James, 34, said Jordan was "the guy I looked up to my whole life, a guy I aspired to be when I was a kid," and it was going to be "unreal" to pass him.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the No. 1 spot, with 38,387 points, followed by Karl Malone at No. 2 with 36,928 points, and Kobe Bryant at No. 3 with 33,643 points.