LeBron James continues to move up the NBA’s all-time scoring list, now passing former teammate Ray Allen for the #21 spot.
The NBA star reached the mark during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 110-79 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday (March 3), during which he finished with 27 points and is now three points ahead of Allen’s 24,505-point career total.
“I didn’t know until I came to the bench and the guys congratulated me, and I was like, ‘For what? For making a layup?’ ” James recalled postgame. “They go, ‘You passed Ray Allen.’ That’s one of my best friends. That’s a guy that I competed against, I grew up watching and then to be able to team with him the last two years when I was in Miami, I learned so much from him about work ethic, about being a professional, and it just added on to my game.
“To know that I passed him tonight, it’s very humbling. I guess I’ve done some pretty good things in this league so far.”
He is now 307 points behind passing the next retired player, Patrick Ewing, for #20 on the all-time list.