James Harden still moving up the all-time scoring list

James Harden, LA Clippers
James Harden, LA Clippers / Meg Oliphant/GettyImages

James Harden's first few weeks with the LA Clippers have been rocky, to say the least. There has been a large number of fans and analysts that have asserted there is no way he can work with the team, and that the Clippers would be better off without him.

Of course, it is far too early to be making such statements. There is still a pathway for Harden to play a meaningful role on this team, and the Clippers have looked like a much more competent team lately than when they were riding a six-game losing streak.

While LA learns more about themselves and continues playing better, James Harden continues showing us why he is one of the greatest scorers in the game's history. In Wednesday night's win over the Spurs, Harden once again moved up on the NBA's all-time scoring list. He officially passed Patrick Ewing and claimed the 24th spot on the list overall.

James Harden passed Patrick Ewing on the NBA's all-time scoring list

With his 16 points against San Antonio, Harden moved past the legendary big man and now stands just a few hundred points shy of passing Jerry West for 23rd overall. This is just another feather in Harden's cap as he rides out the latter stages of his career settling into more of a playmaker role.

Harden currently sits higher on the scoring list than other current stars such as Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, DeMar DeRozan, and his teammate, Russell Westbrook.

Next. Which Bulls trade target should the Clippers pursue?. Which Bulls trade target should the Clippers pursue?. dark

The fact that only 23 players in the history of this great league have scored more points makes this an incredible milestone worth celebrating for James Harden.