LOOK: LeBron James surpasses Wilt in NBA’s all-time scoring list

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'The King' joins Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan in the Top 5

RACKING IT UP. LeBron James climbs up the NBA's all-time scoring list with a jaw-dropping performance for the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – LeBron James keeps coming for NBA records.

“The King” barged into the Top 5 of the NBA’s all-time scoring list after surpassing Wilt Chamberlain in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 126-117 romp of the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, November 14 (Thursday, November 15, Manila time) at the Staples Center.

Needing 38 points to eclipse Chamberlain’s 31,419 point tally, James dazzled with an all-around outing of 44 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 blocks as the Lakers improved to 8-6 with their fourth straight win. 

He notched his 39th point with an and-one midway through the 4th quarter that gave Los Angeles a commanding 121-106 lead over Portland. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>LEBRON JAMES AND-1 TO MOVE UP TO 5TH ON THE ALL-TIME SCORING LIST! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LakeShow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#LakeShow</a> 121<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/RipCity?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#RipCity</a> 111<br> <br>WATCH on <a href=”https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@ESPNNBA</a> <a href=”https://t.co/etnRvrGj1S”>pic.twitter.com/etnRvrGj1S</a></p>&mdash; NBA (@NBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1062947504789032960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 15, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Chamberlain normed 30.1 points in his 15 NBA seasons and holds the league record for the highest scoring average in a season with a whopping 50.4 points. 

Now with 31,425 points, the 15-year NBA superstar joins Kareem Abdul Jabaar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643) and Michael Jordan (32,292) in the Top 5. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>LeBron joins the top-5 in all-time scoring  <a href=”https://t.co/gGjU3MGt9e”>pic.twitter.com/gGjU3MGt9e</a></p>&mdash; Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) <a href=”https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1062946876788477953?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 15, 2018</a></blockquote>
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James is averaging 27.6 points and could surpass Jordan, who has an 867-point advantage in the all-time scoring list, for 4th place midway through the season. Rappler.com