LeBron James has broken the record for the most points scored by an individual in the NBA. The 38-year-old icon surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s tally of 38,387 to take the record for himself.
The record has stood for 39 years since 1974, eight months before James was born. And now, he has etched himself into the history of the sport by becoming the all-time top scorer of the competition.
LeBron James becomes the new NBA all-time top scorer
“To be able to be in the presence of a legend and great as Kareem, it means so much to me,” said LeBron James.
“Everybody that has ever been a part of this run with me the last 20-plus years, I want to say thank you so much because I wouldn’t be me without all you. You all helped. Your passion and sacrifices helped me to get to this point,” he said during a break in play to mark the achievement.
“And to the NBA to Adam Silver, to the late great David Stern, thank you very much for allowing me to be a part of something I always dreamed about. I would never in a million years dreamt this to be even better than what it is tonight.”
James hit the fadeway jumper in the game against Oklahoma City Thunder to hit his 38,388th point in the competition.