LeBron James Breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's All-Time NBA Scoring Record


Photo: Instagram/LeBron James 

LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 38,387 career points to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer on Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With a 21-foot jump shot with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter, James moved into the No. 1 spot on the league's all-time scoring list.

After the record-breaking shot, James raised his hands into the air and was cheered by the crowd with chants of "MVP, MVP".

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James 

A ceremony was held to recognize James' achievement, during which Abdul-Jabbar handed him a basketball and Commissioner Adam Silver congratulated him.

James finished the game with 38 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals, but the Lakers lost the game 133-130.

"A record that has stood for nearly 40 years" said Commissioner Silver, "many people thought it would never be broken."

James' career accomplishments also include ranking No. 4 in all-time assists, No. 9 in steals, No. 32 in rebounds, and No. 91 in blocks.

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Source: ESPN


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