LeBron passes Bryant to go third for most NBA points

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James claimed yet another record as he got past Kobe Bryant to climb into the third spot for most all-time points in the NBA.

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James become the third-highest point-scorer in NBA history with 33,644 points to his name.   -  Getty Images

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James moved past Kobe Bryant and into third for for most all-time points in the NBA.

James needed just 18 points to surpass Bryant during the Lakers' clash against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. The star leapfrogged Bryant (33,643) during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center.

 

Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928) have scored more NBA points than James.

James was averaging 25.2 points, 10.8 assists and 7.7 rebounds heading into the clash with the 76ers.

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