LeBron James is only 66 points away from passing Kobe Bryant on the all-time scoring list and will take place as the league’s third-best scorer after Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. There is a high probability that within the next 2-3 games, we’ll see James reaching another milestone in his illustrious career. In a recent article by Bill Oram from The Athletic, Kobe remembered the night when he passed MJ and how he plans to be the first to congratulate James on his accomplishment.
Kobe passed Jordan on the all-time scoring list back on December 14th in 2014. The Lakers were playing the Minnesota Timberwolves that game and that 26-point performance will always be remembered as the night when Kobe passed the man he patterned a lot of his game around. Jordan himself was one of the first people to congratulate him on this accolade, and Bryant plans to do the same for James.
“Kobe’s favorite part of the night he passed Jordan on the all-time scoring list was getting congratulated by Michael Jordan. Kobe plans to pay it forward when LeBron passes him. “It’s nothing but love and respect.”
LeBron James is having another remarkable season individually, averaging 25 points and a career-high 11 assists per game. More importantly, the Lakers are playing great basketball and are currently the best team in the western conference with a 34-9 record. The Lakers will face the Knicks, Nets, and the Sixers in their next three games, and we’ll keep an eye on LeBron because he will once again make NBA history.