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Michael Jordan issues statement on LeBron James setting scoring record

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Plenty of people congratulated LeBron James on Tuesday for breaking the career scoring record, though the recognition from some people stands out above the others. A statement from Michael Jordan might carry more weight for LeBron.

Jordan praised James in a statement issued to TMZ Sports on Wednesday.

Jordan is fifth on the career points list with 32,292. MJ didn’t have the longevity to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record, especially with his baseball hiatus and pre-Wizards retirement. James doesn’t have the championships to match Jordan, but he has the longevity that Jordan cited in his statement.

Not only will it be difficult for anyone to surpass James and Abdul-Jabbar, but Karl Malone’s 36,928 points at third on the list will be tough to top as well.

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