Out on the verge of dominating every game, Lebron James put yet another punctuation mark on his fruitful career after climbing up the NBA’s all-time scoring list on Tuesday night.
He is now ahead of Jerry West for the Number 19 spot with 25, 193 career points.
The King only needed ten points to overtake West. The Cleveland star started early, as a three-point conversion in the first period with 2:55 left nailed him the spot. The Cavaliers were in a road game against the Pistons in Detroit.
It took West 932 games in close to 15 seasons in the league to reach that spot, while James, who is in his 13th year in the league only had to play 922 games to achieve the feat.
James now needs to rack up 86 or more points to be able to surpass the Great Reggie Miller, formerly of the Indiana Pacers who is at the 18th spot.
Prior to Cleveland’s game against Detroit, Lebron James was averaging 27.0 points per game early on in the season.
If Lebron continues with his consistency all throughout the season or 82 games with the Cavs, there is a huge possibility that he could surpass the 26, 946 points of Hakeem Olajuwon. The NBA great is currently at the 10th spot.
It could be possible that Lebron would be able to get pass Duncan (14), Kevin Garnett (15), and Kevin Garnett (16) in the all-time scoring list at the end of this season.
Currently, the Cavaliers are at the top spot in the Eastern Conference with an 8-2 W-L record. They are closely being followed by the Chicago Bulls, who tote a 7-3 slate.
After their road game against Detroit, Cleveland will again meet the Milwaukee Bucks, this time in a home game at the Quicken Loans Arena. They will try to avenge their 105-108 double overtime loss to the Bucks last November 14.