Mark Jackson Ripped Rajon Rondo During Lakers Loss

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Ahead of the game, James tweeted the game was going to be "UNREAL" and that he "can't even front".

When LeBron James hit the driving layup that pushed him past Michael Jordan into fourth place on the National Basketball Association 's career scoring list, even the Denver Nuggets paused to appreciate their opponent's big moment.

LeBron James grew up idolizing Michael Jordan - and now he has scored more career points than Jordan.

James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643) on the all-time scoring list. Halfway through the 2nd quarter, James drove to the hoop for a lay-up.

She was quick to point out that she was no hater of the Lakers, however - or James, for that matter.

James told SportsCenter that the reason he wears the number 23 is because of Jordan, and spoke about how much he looks up to him. "I wanted to look up at the scoreboard to kind of see what was going on up there, but at the same time I didn't want to show what was going on behind that towel, so it's just insane".

"He was everything", James said.

On Thursday, Rondo took to Instagram to fire back at his critics and switch the attention back to James' historic accomplishment. "We're witnessing greatness. It's an honor".

Jordan played 15 NBA seasons and was a five-time NBA Most Valuable Player who won six NBA crowns in the 1990s with the Bulls.

"I want to congratulate LeBron on achieving another great milestone during his incredible career", Jordan said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday through his spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy. The Lakers are 6.5 games back of the playoffs. "I wanted to look up at the scoreboard to see what was going on up there, but at the same time I didn't want to show what was going on behind the towel". Like I wrote on my shoes today, I thank M.J. more than he would ever know.



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