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LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan's points total

James tied Jordan when he drained a 19-foot jumper midway through the second quarter.

During the next timeout, James went to the bench and buried his head in a towel, appearing to cry while a video tribute played on the scoreboard and he reflected upon the achievement of surpassing the icon he emulated. "I didn´t want to show what was going on behind that towel".

After James barreled to the basket and hit a layup while being fouled for his milestone points, the Staples Center crowd gave a rousing ovation to the superstar who joined the Lakers last summer after 15 National Basketball Association seasons spent with Cleveland and Miami. James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643). "He makes everybody around him better".

LeBron James made history on Wednesday night, and his close friend and former teammate Dwyane Wade was one of the first people to offer congratulations.

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There are now only three men standing in LeBron's way until he achieves the most points in National Basketball Association history. It's ridiculous. It took him long enough.

While Wade and James entered the league together in 2003, they'll end their careers at different times. After they began the night 5 ½ games out of a playoff spot, the 10th-place Lakers would need an incredible late-season run - and an extraordinary collapse by two teams in front of them - to avoid missing the playoffs for the franchise-record sixth consecutive season. "Throughout it all, keep your head high, and you keep pushing forward".

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