LeBron James Makes NBA History, Surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Record as All-Time Leading Scorer
<strong>LeBron James has made NBA history!
On Tuesday (February 7), the 38-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record as the all-time leading scorer in the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
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In the third quarter of the game, LeBron scored a three-pointer, passing Kareem's career total of 38,387 points. LeBron now has 38,388 career points.=
Kareem has held the record since 1984.
This season, LeBron is averaging 30 points per game.
LeBron is one of seven players to score 30,000 career points and the youngest player in NBA history to do it. The other players are Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Michael Jordan (32,292), Dirk Nowitzki (31,560), and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419).
After the game, Kareem came out on court to congratulate LeBron on securing the new record.
LeBron James hits the fadeaway jumper to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer! #ScoringKing pic.twitter.com/P5LyTZAZn3
-- NBA (@NBA) February 8, 2023