Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James surpassed Moses Malone on the NBA all-time scoring list in December, and now he’s made his way ahead of Hall of Fame big man Shaquille O’Neal.
During Thursday night’s matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls, LeBron leapfrogged the current TNT analyst with a free throw in the fourth quarter.
With the made bucket from the charity stripe, LeBron grabbed point No. 28,597.
That puts LeBron behind just a few legendary NBA names for the No. 1 spot all-time. James is now behind Dirk Nowitzki, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in ascending order.
Unfortunately for LeBron, his landmark didn’t help the Cavaliers in the race to the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Despite an impressive first half from James, the Cavaliers fell to the Bulls, 99-93.