LeBron James breaks NBA’s all-time scoring record, passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
LeBron James is the NBA’s king of scoring.
The Lakers star became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points, on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The record-setting points, his 35th and 36th of the game, came on a fadeaway mid-range jumper with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter.
As sons Bronny and Bryce and daughter Zhuri looked on, James set one of the sport's most hallowed records, one Abdul-Jabbar had held for nearly 40 years.
The game stopped. James brought his family onto the court – he hugged his mom, Gloria, and kissed his wife Savannah. The Lakers played a tribute video, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver congratulated James. Abdul-Jabbar presented James with the game ball and the two embraced.