LeBron James passes Karl Malone, takes No. 2 spot on NBA all-time scoring list

LeBron James
Posted at 10:14 PM, Mar 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-19 22:14:29-04

WASHINGTON — NBA superstar and Akron's own LeBron James hit a major career milestone Saturday, surpassing Karl Malone and taking the No. 2 spot on the league's all-time scoring list.

James entered the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Washington Wizards just 19 points behind Malone's 36,928 career points, and before half had accomplished the feat of taking the No. 2 spot. A three-point shot tied Malone's total and a layup officially put him ahead.

Now in the No. 2 spot, James trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the lead on the all-time scoring list. Abdul-Jabbar has a total of 38,387 points.

With James not appearing to slow down his game even at 37 years old in Year 19, he seems likely to pass Abdul-Jabbar for the lead next season.

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