LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan in career National Basketball Association points

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The first target for James is Bryant, who collected 33,643 points throughout his storied 20-year career with the Lakers.

Ahead of the game, James tweeted the game was going to be "UNREAL" and that he "can't even front".

Though, Bayless should have pointed out that Jordan was playing with Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, two of the best defenders in National Basketball Association history and, in Pippen's case, one of the top 10 small forwards in National Basketball Association history.

Grabbing James after the game, the rapper fanboys out, taking off one of his diamond chains from around his neck and gifting it to James as a token of respect for his accomplishment.

James, who has now scored more than Jordan's 32,292 points, had previously leapfrogged the former Chicago Bulls star in the list of most rebounds (8,820 to 6,672) and assists (8,584 to 5,633).

LeBron James was previously asked if he would consider resting or limiting his minutes once the Lakers were out of the playoff race.

After the game, LeBron spoke to the media about his achievement and how he idolised Michael Jordan whilst growing up.

"There are certain milestones that it's nice to take a moment and embrace and honour", Lakers coach Luke Walton said before the game.

It was one of many great plays that LeBron has made during his career, but it was also one of many shots that he's taken. The Lakers rallied impressively in the second half with a lineup consisting of James and four youngsters, but faded in their fourth straight defeat.

The Lakers are falling apart, and after another ugly loss at home on Wednesday night, the organization might want to start embracing the idea of tanking for Zion Williamson.