LeBron James breaks Abdul-Jabbar’s record to become NBA’s all-time leading points scorer

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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