“The King” Surpasses “His Airness”

March 15, 2019
LeBron James by Keith Allison via @Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

You might be too young to have watched professional basketball legend Michael Jordan play in the NBA, but we’re pretty sure you know who he is, and that you’ve seen the tons of sports apparel that’s associated with his name. Hello, Air Jordans! Michael Jordan, aka “His Airness,” is known for his amazingly high-flying dunks and ability to score an average of over thirty points per game. During his fifteen seasons playing in the NBA, Michael Jordan scored a total of 32,292 points, making him the fourth-highest scorer in the history of the NBA … that is, until last week. The Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James took Michael Jordan’s fourth place spot when he scored against the Denver Nuggets in the second quarter of the game last week. It’s an incredible achievement, and one of the many reasons why LeBron James is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Will “The King,” as LeBron James is often called, take the number-one spot in total career points scored before he retires from the NBA? He’ll only have to score about 6,000 more points to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s impressive 38,387 total career points to make that happen. But for a king, that’s a piece of cake, right LeBron?

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