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LeBron James passes Dominique Wilkins on all-time scoring list

LeBron James rises another spot on the all-time scoring list.

LeBron James has passed another NBA legend on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

With 3:52 left in the first quarter Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets, LeBron made an and-one layup to move past Dominique Wilkins for 12th on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Wilkins, who starred for the Atlanta Hawks while an active player, finished his 16-year career with 26,668 points.

Here is video of LeBron's layup vs. the Nets that moved him past Wilkins:

LeBron has moved from 18th to 12th in scoring this year by passing the like of Tim Duncan, Alex English, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, John Havlicek and Reggie Miller. Next up on the list is Oscar Robertson, who is 11th all-time with 26,710 points. LeBron currently has 26,689 career points, meaning he could pass Robertson tomorrow when the Cavs take on the Atlanta Hawks. James would have to score 22 points to pass Robertson on Friday.