LeBron James Passes Dominique Wilkins, Now 12th on NBA Scoring List

LeBron James (Photo: David Richard, USA TODAY Sports)
LeBron James (Photo: David Richard, USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James continues to move up the NBA‘s all-time scoring list, but he has more important matters on his mind.

James scored 24 points Thursday night to move into 12th place and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 107-87, at Cleveland.

He passed Dominique Wilkins with a three-point play in the first quarter. The four-time most valuable player, who sat out the fourth quarter, has scored 26,689 points.

“It’s great to be in that position,” he said. “It’s an honor.”

James is more focused on securing the best record in the Eastern Conference. The conference-leading Cavaliers (53-22) lead the Toronto Raptors by 21/2 games.

“I would love to have the No. 1 seed,” James said. “I understand some of the players might need some rest over the last couple games, but we worked so hard all season to be No. 1. I’m never a guy [who wants] to finish second.”

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SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times