LeBron James Honors Kobe Bryant as Lakers Star Passes Retired Legend on NBA's All-Time Scoring List

From the start of LeBron James‘ career, he’s been compared to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, two of the most accomplished players to ever pick up a basketball. On Saturday, James, 35, surpassed both of the NBA legends on one highly-coveted...

LeBron James Honors Kobe Bryant as Lakers Star Passes Retired Legend on NBA's All-Time Scoring List

From the start of LeBron James‘ career, he’s been compared to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, two of the most accomplished players to ever pick up a basketball.

On Saturday, James, 35, surpassed both of the NBA legends on one highly-coveted list.

The Los Angeles Lakers star moved ahead of Bryant (33,643 points) to become the third-leading scorer in NBA history, just ten months after he passed Jordan (32,292) for fourth on the list of the league’s all-time points leaders.

James, who paid tribute to Bryant with special Nike shoes, entered Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers just 18 points shy of third-place.

There are now only two players ahead of James on the list: Karl Malone with 36,928 points, and Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with 38,387 points.