LeBron James has broken Kareem Abdul-record Jabbar’s as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
For 34 years, Abdul-Jabbar held the record.
In Los Angeles, James put on a show against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Fans paid thousands of dollars to secure a seat at Crypto.com Arena to witness history, and James did not disappoint, putting on a show to seal the record while Abdul-Jabbar watched from courtside.
James entered the game against Oklahoma City needing 36 points to break Abdul-1989 Jabbar’s record of 38,387.
With 10.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter, the King broke the record with a trademark fadeaway dagger. He had 38 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in the game.
Following the record-breaking shot, James walked away with his hands in the air before being surrounded by teammates and, eventually, his sons, Bronny and Bryce, as well as his wife, Savannah.
The game between the Lakers and the Thunder, which the Thunder eventually won 133-130, was stopped to honor the occasion.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver took the podium to honor James alongside Abdul-Jabbar, who gave James the basketball on which he set the record.
James entered Tuesday’s game averaging 30 points, and his performance is sure to disappoint those who paid up to $100,000 for a seat to Thursday’s game against Milwaukee.
Celebrities, corporations, and seemingly millions of people paid tribute to James, who was visibly moved while celebrating with family, especially before and during the ceremony with Silver and Abdul-Jabbar.
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