Lebron James breaks NBA’s all-time scoring record
Los Angeles Lakers star Lebron James is now the NBA's all-time scoring king!
After 39 years, the NBA has a new #ScoringKing— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 8, 2023
Salute, @kingjames. pic.twitter.com/NSJqD1kobN
James broke the record with a mid-range fadeaway with just a few moments to spare in the third quarter.
HISTORY.— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 8, 2023
With this bucket, LeBron James moves past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer! pic.twitter.com/N6V5RxPe6r
James came into Tuesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder needing 36 points to break the record.
He had 20 points by halftime.
16 POINTS AWAY FROM HISTORY 👀— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 8, 2023
LeBron at the half: 20 PTS, 6-10 FG pic.twitter.com/4BgEwZY7yp
He scored 18 points in the third quarter alone
LEBRON AGAIN ‼️— NBA (@NBA) February 8, 2023
4 POINTS TO HISTORY ON TNT. pic.twitter.com/DnXcITucnx
The record was previously held by the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who scored 38,387 points in 1,560 games over 20 seasons. James has now scored 38,388 points in 1,410 games over 20 seasons with more seemingly on the horizon
Congrats to @KingJames of the @Lakers for becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer! #ScoringKing pic.twitter.com/kyqvL0PgLR— NBA (@NBA) February 8, 2023
Abdul-Jabbar held the record since 1984. He was in attendance to watch the historic moment.
Greatness is in the building.— NBA (@NBA) February 8, 2023
NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looks on as LeBron James chases his record.
Lakers-Thunder, live on TNT! pic.twitter.com/awbzuRFwoX
Wow, never in my lifetime did I think I would see two NBA athletes score over 38,000 points! I still remember when my Showtime teammate, the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, broke the record. It was an honor to be the guy to pass it to him and cement his legacy!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 8, 2023
James, Abdul-Jabbar, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a special presentation immediately after the record was broken.
This moment between Kareem and LeBron is something special. pic.twitter.com/NygObZsn7p— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 8, 2023