LeBron James at 30 years old has passed retired NBA superstar Allen Iverson on NBA’s all-time scoring list, NBA’s official website tweeted.
In a game against the NY Knicks, James scored his 24,368th and 24,269th point to move Iverson to #23 on the all-time list, becoming #22.
Iverson could’ve played a few more years, but made a decision to retire. He spent 14 seasons in the NBA, playing in 914 NBA games (901 started), and holds career average of 26.7 points per game, and 6.2 assists per game, with 41.1 minutes per game.
Iverson was the winner of both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year honors. He is an 11-time All-Star, and 4-time NBA scoring champion. Iverson took his team all the way to the NBA Finals in 2001 but lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.
Despite never winning a championship, Iverson was rated the fifth greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008.
Meanwhile, LeBron James is now behind his former Heat teammate Ray Allen, who has 24,505. James is averaging 26 points per game, so he should be able to surpass Allen soon.
James is also close to the NY Knicks legend Patrick Ewing, who has 24,815 career points. If James passes Ewing, he moves into the top 20. Next up after that would be Jerry West (25,192).
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