LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time highest scorer after breaking the 75-year-old record held by Kareem Abdul-long-standing Jabbar.
In a 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James scored 38 points, breaking Abdul-1989 Jabbar’s record of 38,387. Eight months prior to James’ birth, in April 1984, Abdul-Jabbar first surpassed the scoring mark.
With a fadeaway jumper at the end of the third quarter, the 38-year-old, who needed 36 points to break the record, accomplished it. He finished the game with a career total of 38,390 points.
An emotional James rose both arms in celebration while 75-year-old Abdul-Jabbar, who was at the match at the Laker’s home court, stood and applauded.
There was a brief break in play for a ceremony to mark the achievement, with James taking a microphone to make a speech on the court.
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