CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Only two players have now scored more points in NBA history than LeBron James- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
On Saturday night in Philadelphia, James passed Kobe Bryant to move into third on the all-time list.
The 35-year old former Cavalier, now with the Lakers, needed 18 points against the Sixers to pass Bryant. At the 7:22 mark of the 3rd quarter James drove the lane and put in a lay-up to give him 33,644 career points.
Abdul-Jabbar has 38,387 while Malone scored 36,928 in his career. James could pass them in the coming years.