LeBron James Breaks NBA Scoring Record, Becomes Greatest Player in History

LeBron James is making history. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar surpassed basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

James, who has been in the league since 2003, surpassed Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points with a free throw in the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers. He now has a total of 38,394 points.

The milestone was celebrated by Lakers fans, who chanted “MVP” as James stepped to the free throw line. It was a moment that reminded us of the greatness of the four-time MVP.

But, as the Los Angeles Times’ columnist LZ Granderson pointed out, James’ scoring record is not the only measure of greatness. Granderson wrote that while James can break records, the real test of his greatness will be whether he can lead the Lakers to a championship.

At the same time, The Athletic put together a list of the NBA’s 75 greatest scorers of all time, with James at the top. The list includes some of the greatest players in the history of the game, such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Wilt Chamberlain.

For now, James’ record-breaking performance is a reminder of how fun it is to watch him play, and why the Lakers should consider trading their picks to build a championship-caliber team around him.