The seemingly impossible has been achieved, as Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has unseated NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the league’s all-time leading scorer.
The moment came with 10.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter of Tuesday’s contest between the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder. James scored his 36th point on a fade away jumper, giving him the record and 38,388 points for his career.
It is onward and upward for James, as the next milestone for him will be the 40,000-point mark, which seems to be within reach.
Abdul-Jabbar became the league’s all-time leading scorer on April 5, 1984, and he retired in 1989 with 38,387 points. He was one of many celebrities and athletes who made sure they were there to witness history. It was a record that many believed would stand the test of time with very few even coming close.
James is no stranger to breaking records. Following the Lakers’ game against the Phoenix Suns in March of last year, he became the first player in the history of the NBA to reach 10,000 points in rebounds and assists.