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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan in career field goals

James now trails Wilt (12,681) for No. 3, chasing Kareem at the top

From Staff

Jan 11, 2020 12:28 AM ET


LeBron James passed Michael Jordan with this third-quarter layup.

In Year 17, LeBron James continues claiming higher ground in the NBA record books. Friday night, a spinning, third-quarter layup marked the 12,193rd field goal of his career -- moving James into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time leaderboard, just ahead of Michael Jordan.

James finished the game with 35 points -- shooting 14-for-25 overall -- while also tallying 16 rebounds and 7 assists. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that line made James the third-oldest player to tally at least 35-plus points, 15-plus rebounds and 5-plus assists, trailing only Elgin Baylor, who achieved the feat twice in February 1970. The Lakers easily beat the Mavericks, 129-114, at American Airlines Arena.

LeBron: 'It's pretty cool to be linked with the greats. It means so much to me.'
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar15,837
Karl Malone13,528
Wilt Chamberlain12,681
LeBron James12,197
Michael Jordan12,192

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