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Wednesday night Lebron James helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 126-117 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. He led the way with 44 points, pulled in 10 rebounds, and was one assist away from a triple-double with 9. The biggest takeaway from Wednesday night’s game was Lebron moving up to fifth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 31,425 points. He passed former Laker Wilt Chamberlain on the list, who played for the Lakers from 1968-1973. Looking at the list, Lebron will look to surpass arguably the greatest player of all time, the man he’s been chasing to be better than his whole career, Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan sits at fourth on the list with 32,292 points. Looking ahead past Jordan is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sitting at first with 38,387 points, Malone at second with 36,928, and Kobe Bryant at third with 33,643. Amazing how four of the top five all-time scorers all played for the Lakers at some point in their careers. It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers have a rich history and it very much played a factor in Lebron’s decision to come to Los Angeles. Lebron can have his spot on the Laker’s Mount Rushmore should he continue rise on the list and manage to bring a couple trophies back to the storied franchise. Lebron is arguably playing the best ball of his career and with no signs of aging or slowing down, he very well could see his name sitting atop of the all-time scoring list when all is said and done.