LeBron James has broken the NBA’s career scoring record, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 points.
James broke Abdul-Jabbar’s 39-year record with 10.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 133-130 loss on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena. James scored the record-breaking basket near the left elbow on a fadeaway while being guarded by Kenrich Williams.
James accelerated his quest to break the record over the past few weeks, averaging 34 points per game in January. James entered the game 36 points away from breaking the record and he appeared determined to do so in this game rather than wait for Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
James reached Abdul-Jabbar in his 20th season, which was also the total number of seasons the big man played in the NBA.