LeBron James was the youngest player ever to reach 25,000 points last season, and he has been rocketing up the all-time scoring list in the past couple of years.
Saturday night he made a big step — he moved into the top 10 by passing Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946 points). If you want to include points scored in the ABA back in the day LeBron would be 12th, but the NBA doesn’t count those stats.
LeBron did it with a transition layup midway through the first quarter.
The all-time leading scorer remains Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 38,387. Maybe LeBron could make a run at that if he wants to play until he’s 40, but does he?