LeBron James has surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record to become the NBA’s all-time top points scorer. He set the new regular season scoring record during a game against Oklahoma in Los Angeles on Tuesday 7 February, scoring a total of 38 points. Although the Lakers suffered a 133-130 defeat, it was a historic night in NBA history, with many believing Abdul-Jabbar’s points total was unattainable in modern basketball. James outstretched his arms and threw both hands in the air in celebration after achieving the feat, while Abdul-Jabbar, who was present at the game, stood up from his seat to applaud. Addressing the audience, James thanked the Laker faithful for their support, then urged them to give Abdul-Jabbar a standing ovation. Abdul-Jabbar’s record, set in 1989, had been considered the most important individual record in basketball. Retired stars including Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Jordan had all approached the record but ultimately fell short. At 38 years old, James achieved the feat in his 20th season.
LeBron James sets new NBA scoring record
- 6 May 2023
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