Last night against the Miami Heat, LeBron James moved up another spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
With a fourth quarter layup, James passed former San Diego/Houston Rockets and Washington Bullets great Elvin Hayes and moved into ninth place all-time. James now has 27,315 career points per basketball-reference. Hayes was a 12-time All-Star who won one title with Washington, but isn’t known to most fans since he retired way back in 1984.
"I read up on him," James per ESPN. "I know the history of the game. Obviously, I haven't gotten an opportunity to see him much. But I know how dominant he was in his era when he played the game. So anytime I'm mentioned with any of the greats, and he's one of them, it's very surreal and very humbling."
Next up on the list is the late Moses Malone, who finished his career with 27,409 points. After Malone, above James on the list is former Lakers, Magic, Heat and Cavs center Shaquille O’Neal (28,596 points) and Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki (29,552 career points and counting).