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LeBron James passes Michael Jordan on the NBA's all-time scoring list

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LeBron James recats to passing Michael Jordan on the league's all-time scoring list (NBA Getty Images)

LeBron James has now scored more points than all but three players in NBA history.

On Wednesday, the four-time MVP passed Hall of Famer Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list with a layup in the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' matchup with the Denver Nuggets.

Donning Jordan III-inspired Nike LeBron 16's , the four-time MVP surpassed his idol with 5:38 remaining in the first half against the Denver Nuggets as he got the hoop and harm on a layup through contact.

James entered this season ranked seventh on the all-time scoring list. He passed Dirk Nowitzki and Wilt Chamberlain before December and now trails only Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after moving past Jordan.

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With just over 1,000 points separating him from Bryant in third place, James could surpass the Lakers legend by the second half of next season.

MORE: Will LeBron catch Kareem at No. 1?

James entered Wednesday's game averaging 27.0 points per game this season.

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