LeBron passes Malone for second most points in NBA history

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Only one more man remains between LeBron James and the all-time scoring record.

James passed Karl Malone for second all time in points scored Saturday night, scoring his 36,929th career point in the Lakers’ game against the Wizards.

The 37-year-old James wasted no time climbing past Malone, as he got cooking early and was within striking distance by the second quarter. Midway through the period, the Lakers led and James had already racked up 19 points, putting him tied with Malone at No. 2 all time.

With just over five minutes left in the quarter, Stanley Johnson dribbled the ball at the top of the key. As Johnson settled at the top of the key, James slipped past Tomas Satoransky and had a wide open lane to the rim. Johnson hit him in stride and he laid in the easy deuce to put himself in sole possession of the No. 2 spot.



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