LeBron Passes Shaq On All-Time Scoring List


Cleveland Cavaliers Small Forward/Shooting Guard/Resident Superstar LeBron James, has passed hall-of-famer Shaquille O’Neal for seventh place on the NBA’s career scoring list. James came into Cleveland’s game against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday with 28,573 points in 14 seasons with Cleveland and Miami. He needed 23 points to tie O’Neal, and took seventh place when he hit the first free throw, after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt with 4:28 left in the game.

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Despite the milestone moment for James, the Cavaliers ultimately lost 99-93 to the bulls (currently 9th place in the Eastern Conference), prompting James to confirm that the team is ‘in a bad spot’. Teammate Kyrie Irving indicated the team had a meeting shortly after. Said James: “We’re just in a bad spot right now. Not disappointed with the effort. We’re just in a bad spot. We’re going to try to figure it out. … I think the effort was there. I just don’t think the concentration for as close to 48 minutes is there yet. Which is unfortunate.”

LeBron James has won three NBA championships (2012, 2013, 2016), four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), three NBA Finals MVP Awards (2012, 2013, 2016), two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), an NBA scoring title (2008), and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award (2004). He has also been selected to 13 NBA All-Star teams, 12 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, and is the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer.

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