Sports history in Black: LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain on all-time scoring list

By Mike Patton

NABJ Black News & Views

LeBron James has been a lightning rod for attention in his career. From his departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers to head to Miami to him returning to Cleveland and winning a championship, James has been no stranger to national media attention. The NBA superstar has won four championships in his career and has done so in three different places — Miami, Cleveland and Los Angeles.

LeBron James. Photo credit: Public domain
LeBron James. Photo credit: Public domain

Along with his team accomplishments, James has also climbed up the individual all-time stat boards. One he has consistently ascended is the scoring list in NBA history. And on November 15, 2018, he ascended even more. James would pass legendary center Wilt Chamberlain to 5th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list by scoring 44 points in a Los Angeles Lakers 126-117 win over the Portland Trailblazers.

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