On Monday, NBA history was made as LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s long-standing scoring record of 38,387 points. James, who scored a total of 31 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers, now holds the record at 38,393 points.
The momentous occasion was celebrated by the Lakers organization and fans alike, who stood to cheer and applaud James’ remarkable achievement.
In response to the news, Abdul-Jabbar expressed his admiration for James, noting that he has “accomplished something I never could.” He also took some of the blame for the lack of a closer relationship between him and James, saying that he “should have reached out more and been more supportive.”
James’ feat is even more impressive when considering that he has broken more than just Abdul-Jabbar’s record. He has also made history by becoming the first player to surpass 38,000 points, 3,000 assists, and 1,000 steals.
The King’s record-breaking performance has earned the respect of his peers and fans alike, who have taken to social media to express their admiration for the legendary player. As one fan put it, “LeBron James is a living legend. Legendary stuff right there.”
It’s clear that James has made an indelible mark on the NBA, and his record-breaking performance will be remembered for years to come.