LeBron James has made history. On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers star passed NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the all-time leading scorer in NBA history.
James, 36, finished the night with 33,655 career points, surpassing Abdul-Jabbar’s 33,643. He achieved the feat in 1,190 fewer games than the Hall of Famer, who played in 1,560 games during his 20-year career.
The achievement is a testament to James’ longevity and dominance in the NBA. He is the only player to rank in the top 10 in both points and assists, and he has been named to the All-NBA First Team a record 14 times.
However, James’ scoring record is not the only way he has made his mark on the league. He has also been a vocal advocate for social justice and has used his platform to raise awareness of issues such as police brutality and racial inequality.
LeBron James is a living legend and an enigma. He has achieved greatness on the court and continues to use his influence to make a positive impact off the court. While his scoring record is impressive, James’ legacy will ultimately be defined by his impact on the game and the world.