LeBron James has had many accomplishments over the course of his 16-year career. On Wednesday, he added one more to the list, vaulting past Wilt Chamberlain to ascend into the top five of the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
In what was James’ best game as a Laker, the forward recorded 44 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three blocks, surpassing Chamberlain on a fourth-quarter free throw as his team rolled past the Portland Trail Blazers en route to their fourth straight win.
James’ most recent accomplishment had social media buzzing with teammates (all of LeBron’s “lil bros”) and foes alike congratulating one of the all-time greats on yet another milestone:
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— Lakers Outsiders (@LakersOutsiders) November 15, 2018
Top 5 in counting!!! Congrats brother!!! @KingJames appreciate the greatness never compare 💯💯💯💯
— kuz (@kylekuzma) November 15, 2018
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) November 15, 2018
Congratulations to @KingJames for passing Laker great Wilt Chamberlain to become 5th all-time leading scorer in NBA history!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 15, 2018
@KingJames Top 5 Top 5 Top 5 🐐
— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) November 15, 2018
It was an altogether celebratory night around the NBA as fans of more than just the Lakers enjoyed LeBron James’ excellence and everlasting legacy on the court.