WASHINGTON - Michael Jordan made history on Friday night when he became only the fourth NBA player to amass 30,000 points. Jordan reached the milestone as the Washington Wizards beat his old team, the Chicago Bulls, 89-83.
Jordan began the game on 29,985 career points and completed the 15 points he needed to pass the 30,000 barrier on the second of two free throws, with 5:28 left before the break. His scoring spree continued after that, with 19 of his 29 points coming in the second quarter.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points, followed by Karl Malone, with 33,654, Wilt Chamberlain, with 31,419 and Jordan's 30,014.
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