Before this season started, LeBron James was sitting at the coveted number 11 spot on the all time scoring list with 26,833 career points. This season, King James has passed Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946), Elvin Hayes (27,313) and Moses Malone (27,409) on the rankings. He is looking to make more history, passing another legend before the season concludes. Shaquille O'Neal is up next. LeBron has his eyes set on leaving him in the dust. LeBron and Shaq have both had illustrious careers, battling with each other and against one another. But LeBron James will soon have major bragging rights over the man known as the most dominant force in NBA history!

LeBron on pace to pass Shaq

Sitting at 8th place on the NBA's all time scoring list with 28,500 career points is one LeBron James. Just ahead of the King on the leaderboard is The Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, sitting with 28,596 career points. With 12 games left in the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James will almost certainly pass Shaq on the list before the playoffs.

Mathematically speaking, it will take LeBron James 3-5 games to overtake The Diesel. If Akron's own scores an average 32+ points in each of his next three games, he will achieve the milestone on Monday the 27th of March against the San Antonio Spurs. But it is more likely that LeBron will score 24+ points in his next 4 games, and achieve the milestone on Thursday the 30th of March, in a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

Both these games will be nationally televised on ESPN.

They have their history

What makes this accomplishment so great is the fact that they were once teammates. They have played many seasons against each other, and appeared in many teams alongside one another. Those appearances included the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009-10 season and the Eastern All Stars in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Both players have had legendary careers, and will be looked at as all time greats. But only one can take the cake on the all time scoring list, which LeBron is looking to do.

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