Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James breaks the all-time NBA scoring record held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar since 1984
LeBron James has shown that sport has no limit. For two decades Lebron has been dominant in the NBA playing for his hometown team, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and is currently with LA Lakers- he has won a title with each.
LeBron, a 19-time All-Star, played for the Cavaliers over two spells and scored 23,119 points in 849 games. In 294 games over four seasons, he scored 7,919 points for the Heat, and in 266 games over five seasons with the Lakers, he has now scored 7,314 points.
In addition, LeBron James ranks among the top 10 players of all time in terms of assists, steals, defensive rebounds, field goals made, and converted three-pointers.
LeBron James broke that record on Tuesday night at the Crypto.com Arena, formerly the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers’ home court, in front of celebrities like Denzel Washington and Jay-Z who had come to witness history. Celebrated reggaeton artist Bad Bunny was also in attendance. In the eyes of many, LeBron James now officially holds the title of G.O.A.T. (greatest basketball player in game history).
Read Also: P Diddy Denies Throwing Shade on Burna Boy Follwing Grammys
The game was paused for a short ceremony to acknowledge LeBron’s achievement in the sport. Former all-time leading scorer Abdul Jabbar, who held the record since 1984, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver applauded King James for his achievement.
The 38-year old legend is showing no signs of slowing down and has even expressed his desire to play alongside his son Bronny, who will not be eligible to join the NBA until 2024.
Catch all our latest shows on our YouTube channel at Switch media.