James has 32,311 points and passed his idol Michael Jordan (32,292 points) on the list Wednesday night during the Lakers' 115-99 loss to Denver.
Sitting courtside with his family including his son, 2 Chainz was ecstatic to watch the magic happen but it's what he did afterward that's got people talking.
A few days earlier, James appeared in his 15th All-Star Game.
On his current pace, James figures to pass Bryant next season and could overtake Abdul-Jabbar by the end of his Lakers contract in the 2021-22 campaign if he stays healthy. With the basket LeBron James passes Michael Jordan for fourth all time National Basketball Association scoring.
James, the top scorer among active players, made his points in 1,190 games compared to 1,072 for Jordan. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like M.J., and it's insane, to be honest. "For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, M.J. was that guy for me".
"Wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like MJ".
The 56-year-old also had an incredible knack of converting those displays into much higher points tallies, scoring 40-plus points on an incredible 173 occasions, as well as 50-plus points 31 times.
Jordan fans love to point out his "six-for-six" record in the NBA Finals, and while LeBron only has three championships, he has nine appearances in the last stage, three more than Michael. I think about being in downtown Cleveland the night they won, surrounded by every person that was important to me, a thing I'd daydreamed about ad-nauseam actually coming to life like I was living in a movie.