LeBron James Breaks NBA All-time Scoring Record
LeBron James has surpassed Kareem Abdul-39-year-old Jabbar’s record to become the NBA’s all-time top scorer. James, a 38-year-old standout for the Los Angeles Lakers, scored 38 points in a 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder to break Abdul-previous Jabbar’s record of 38,387. Eight months before James was born, in April 1984, Abdul-Jabbar first broke the scoring mark.
It means so much to me to be able to be here with a legend and great like Kareem, added James. With a fadeaway jumper at the end of the third quarter, James, who needed 36 points to break the record, did so. He finished the game with a total of 38,390 points for his career. While Abdul-Jabbar, 75, who was present at the game, stood and cheered, James, who was visibly happy, raised both arms in delight.
Play was briefly stopped for a ceremony to celebrate the victory, during which James spoke on court using a microphone. “I want to thank everyone who has ever participated in this run with me over the past 20+ years because without all of you, I wouldn’t be who I am today.
I’ve come this far because of your dedication and sacrifices,” he remarked.
And I want to express my gratitude to the NBA, Adam Silver, and the late great David Stern for giving me the opportunity to take part in something I’ve always wanted to do.
I never in a million years imagined that it would be even greater than it is right now.” In front of a jubilant throng that included tennis great John McEnroe, musicians Jay-Z, LL Cool J, and Bad Bunny, as well as actor Denzel Washington, Abdul-Jabbar ceremoniously passed the ball over to James to acknowledge his new record. “It certainly had a probability of breaking, in my opinion.
All that was necessary was that the offense consistently centered on that person “explained retired NBA player Abdul-Jabbar.
“LeBron’s career is an example of someone who set out to win this match.
He deserves praise only for the manner he played, held on for so long, and dominated. James, a four-time NBA champion, is currently in his 20th season after being selected first overall by his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft. After joining the Miami Heat in 2010, where he won two championships, the forward left again to help Cleveland capture the lone NBA championship in franchise history in 2016. He joined the Lakers in 2018, and he assisted them in their championship victory in 2020. This was his fourth time receiving the NBA Finals MVP award. James, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, has made 10 NBA Finals appearances and won four MVP awards during the regular season.