LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as NBA all-time main scorer
LOS ANGELES — The King has formally ascended to the throne.
LeBron James turned the best scorer in NBA historical past on Tuesday evening, draining a fadeaway jump-shot with 10.9 seconds left within the third quarter of their sport in opposition to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder, pushing him one level previous Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s profession regular-season whole of 38,387, for the file.
Abdul-Jabbar took excessive spot on April 5, 1984 – eight months earlier than James was born – when he broke the mark beforehand held by one other former Lakers middle, Wilt Chamberlain.
James bought off to a quick begin in entrance of a crowd that howled almost each time he touched the ball, scoring eight factors within the first quarter and 12 extra within the second to place him forward of file tempo at halftime. His jumper gave him the fifteenth and sixteenth factors of the third quarter to eclipse the mark.
James, in his twentieth season, already held the NBA file for profession postseason factors (7,631).
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LeBron James hits the fadeaway jumper to grow to be the NBA’s all-time main scorer! #ScoringKing pic.twitter.com/P5LyTZAZn3
— NBA (@NBA) February 8, 2023
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