LeBron James passes Dirk Nowitzki for sixth on all-time scoring list

NBA.com staff reports

LeBron James has reached another milestone, passing Dirk Nowitzki for sixth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.

With just under eight minutes in the third quarter, James drained a jumper for his 31,188th career point on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs.

James, 33, now sits directly behind Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He’s on pace to enter the top five and surpass Chamberlain next month.

The 14-time All-Star also passed Shaquille O’Neal for the sixth-most made field goals in league history on Saturday.

James is averaging 25.8 points, 9.2 assists and 8.6 rebounds in his 16th season and first with the Los Angeles Lakers.