LeBron James, the all-time favorite NBA player created history as he scored more points than any NBA player in the history. James also passed his fellow Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career, one that had whopping 38, 387 points in a game on Tuesday night.
LeBron James broke the record as the game came near the end of its third quarter, when he hit a fadeaway jumper.
In an interview later, James said, “I had a moment when it happened, and I embraced that moment.” “Seeing my family and friends, the people that’s been around me since I started this journey to the NBA, definitely very emotional right there,” he further added.
This is the first time since April 5, 1984 that a new name has appeared on the top of NBA’s all-time points rankings. April 5, 1984 was the year when Abdul-Jabbar created history when he passed Wilt Chamberlain’s score of 31, 419 points.
The game was stopped for a brief moment for an on-court ceremony with Abdul-Jabbar and James embracing this historic event. Emotional, LeBron James later went on to address the crowd and celebrate what he had just achieved.
The 38-year-old player broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record late in the third quarter of the game against Oklahoma City Thunder. He broke the record in the presence of Abdul-Jabbar in the stands along with many other celebrities.
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This record that James broke stood for nearly 39 years. Over the course of his stellar career LeBron James has shot about 50.5% from the field totaling to an average of 27.2 points per game.