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LeBron James passes Allen Iverson on NBA's all-time scoring list (video)

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At 30-years of age LeBron James is already one of the greats in NBA history, and today he decided to add on to his legend.

Taking his Cleveland Cavaliers on the road to New York to play the Knicks for a Sunday matinee, LeBron decided to pour in 18 points in only 28 minutes as his Cavs blasted New York 101-83.

Very early in the game he placed himself 22nd on the NBA's All-Time scoring list.

He passed Allen Iverson's 24,368 on this bucket:


Looking at the leaderboard prior to The King's past two games, there's no telling how far The King will travel down the historic path towards the top. It's only a matter of time before he's firmly planted within the Top 20 and having an eye on the Top 10.

In a 2013 interview with ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh, LeBron spoke about Iverson in detail and it's very clear how he feels about the former NBA MVP.

"I watch Jordan more than anybody for sure. But I'll watch tapes of AI, too. I don't take anything from AI. Well, I do -- his will. They say he was 6 feet, but AI was like 5-foot-10-and-a-half. Do we even want to say 160? 170 (pounds)? Do we even want to give him that much weight? And he played like a 6-foot-8 two-guard. He was one of the greatest finishers we've ever seen. You could never question his heart. Ever. He gave it his all. AI was like my second-favorite player growing up, after MJ."

It's incredible. What makes LeBron so special in the eyes of many basketball pundits is not his scoring. In fact, the worst part of his game is probably his outside shot.

He hasn't developed that dominant mid-range game Jordan possessed around this same age.

It's his brilliant all-around game which makes him so dominant, and yet he's already creating major damage on the all-time points list.

His court vision, sense of the game, and basketball mind is what lends that all-around ability which makes him excel in every area of the game – which is his passing, rebounding, on-ball defense, off-ball awareness and all of the intangibles in the world to go along with his brilliant finishing around the hoop.

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