Lebron James created NBA history against Oklahoma Thunder today by passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record at Crypto Arena.
Needing just 36 points for the record, Lebron drilled a fadeaway jumpshot late in the third quarter to pass the record of 38,387 points sending a sold-out crowd into a frenzy.
The play was stopped to recognize the achievement and to let James address the crowd during a mini ceremony.
“I just want to say thank you to the Laker faithful, you guys are one of a kind,” James said.
“To be able to be in the presence of such a legend as Kareem is unbelievable, it’s very humbling. Please give a standing ovation to ‘The Captain.’”
LA Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who passed Wilt Chamberlain for the record in 1984, sat courtside and presented the record-breaking ball to James.
Despite Lebron James breaking the NBA scoring record, the 38-year-old failed to prevent his team from dropping the game 133-130 to take the sheen off the occasion as their mediocre season continued
However, the history-making moment may truly be immortalised forever as it is unlikely that any other player could reach the level of consistency that Lebron has shown, on the court as well as off it, over his 20-year career.
The 4-time NBA champion will face Milwaukee Bucks on Friday in the next game.
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