LeBron James: 'Unless I'm hurt, I'm Not Sitting Games'

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James reflected emotionally on his life and career after passing Michael Jordan to move into fourth place on the National Basketball Association career scoring list on Wednesday night.

Behind by 1,332 points, James can unseat Bryant for 3rd place in the all-time scoring list in approximately 50 games or by the middle of the 2019-20 season.

LeBron James may not have gotten a ring with the Lakers yet but at least he got a chain!

The 34-year-old James is among the last active players who were old enough to witness Jordan in his prime with the Chicago Bulls. James got emotional on the sideline after passing Jordan, but quickly had to get back to chipping away at a double-digit deficit.

Addressing James' climb to 32,311 career points, ex-Cleveland Cavaliers running mates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson playfully sounded off from the visitors' locker room at Barclays Center, prodding the King over his accomplishment.

James began the night averaging 27.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists while hitting 51 per cent of his shots and playing 35.7 minutes per game for the Lakers.

Last in the list for James is Abdul-Jabbar, whose record of 38,387 points has stood the test of time since he hung up his spurs in 1989. The Lakers' star said that he would really have to be convinced to do that by his head coach, Luke Walton, and the team's front office.

"I always wanted to be like Michael Jordan", he admitted. The Lakers rallied impressively in the second half with a lineup consisting of James and four youngsters, but faded in their fourth straight defeat. The Lakers aren't going to the playoffs this season and might as well start thinking about next season.

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