LeBron James Becomes World's All-Time Scoring Leader, Surpassing Oscar Schmidt

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LeBron James has cemented his status as one of basketball's greatest by surpassing Oscar Schmidt to become the world's all-time leading scorer in the sport. 

While last season saw James overtake NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the league's leading scorer, his latest achievement encompasses a broader scope, incorporating regular season and postseason NBA games, All-Star appearances, and his contributions to USA Basketball.

Schmidt, revered as one of the game's finest talents despite never playing in the NBA, stood as a formidable figure in basketball history.

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James

His decision to decline an NBA career in favor of continuing his dominance in international and club competitions underscores the unique path he carved for himself. 

From representing Brazil in five Summer Olympic Games to his prolific tenure with various teams in Brazil, Italy, and Spain, Schmidt's legacy is etched in the annals of basketball lore.

James' ascent to the top of the scoring charts represents not only a personal milestone but also a testament to his enduring excellence and global impact on the sport. 

While the achievement may have flown under the radar in the United States, its significance resonates across the basketball world, further solidifying James' place among the game's immortals.

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Source: Yahoo Sports 


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