It figures that AP Male Athlete of the Year LeBron would pass Larry Bird on the all-time scoring list by doing something that Bird couldn’t – taking flight. Midway through the first quarter of the Heat/Kings games, King James, threw down a windmill dunk for his 21,792 point in the league which moved him pass Larry Legend.
Later in the game, James passed the 21,813 mark which allowed him to pass passing great and ex Heat member Gary Payton. LeBron now sits at 29th all-time on the all-time scoring list.
Clyde Drexler, 376 points away, is next on the list so maybe LeBron should score his 22,195th point by doing something Drexler couldn’t – drive to the hoop by looking up and not at the ground. It’s also only a matter of time until he leaves his 29th spot on the list and ahead of most if not all of the other active players ahead of him. Vince Carter, Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Dirk and Kobe are the 7 active players that are higher on the list.