LeBron James is known for his all-around game, but he also has a knack for getting buckets. Last night, James joined rare company when he passed Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon to become the NBA's 10th all-time leading scorer.
In Philadelphia for a game against the Sixers, James blew by defenders for an easy layup in the first quarter to hit his latest milestone. He finished with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 14 assists in the Cavs' 102-101 victory, marking the first time one of his teams has gotten off to a 6-0 start.
While making history, James was laced up in a new black and yellow "The Land" Nike LeBron Soldier 10 PE. Like other recent versions of the shoe, this pair features a suede toe.
With 26,970 points, James is now only 343 points away from catching Elvin Hayes for 9th place on the list. By season's end, he should be positioned at 8th, right behind Shaquille O'Neal.