On Wednesday, during the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time top scorer.
The 38-year-old player surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s record of 38,387 points with a step-back fadeaway jumper from the foul line, over the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kenrich Williams, with only 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter.
Despite the fact that Abdul-Jabbar reached his total over 1,560 games, James achieved his record in just over 1,400 appearances. Michael Jordan holds the highest points per game average in NBA history at 30.1, while James stands in fifth place with 27.1, slightly behind another current player, Kevin Durant, who has a 27.3 average.
NBA stars and other celebrities react to LeBron James becoming the top scorer
Congrats @KingJames …legendary stuff right there #38388
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 8, 2023
Congratulations to LeBron for breaking the NBA all-time scoring record with 38,388 career points! 🔥👏🏾@KingJames
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 8, 2023
Kongrats King!! Glad to say I’ve shaken your hand brudda. God bless you and the fam and the homies.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) February 8, 2023
Unbelievable!! Congrats @KingJames
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) February 8, 2023
38388 and counting… congratulations @KingJames!!
— Chris Paul (@CP3) February 8, 2023
Congratulations @KingJames job well done. My boy @IamBlackway had this waiting for you pic.twitter.com/y8ju7fFHeM
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) February 8, 2023
Congratulations to @KingJames on making history, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the @NBA’s all-time scoring leader.✨ #ScoringKing pic.twitter.com/UITgB9fHXR
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 8, 2023
I don’t wanna hear shit! I’m not debating a damn thing when it comes to the GOAT. Old heads, haters, trolls… sit this one out! I always believed but now it’s concrete and nothing left to discuss… Carry. The. Hell. ON!
Congratulations my brother @KingJames
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 8, 2023
One of One! Congrats bro @KingJames
— James Harden (@JHarden13) February 8, 2023
20 years later, we are who we’ve always been – Witnesses to @KingJames never-ending greatness. 👑 #WitnessGreatness pic.twitter.com/QP9nY8RfZD
— Nike (@Nike) February 8, 2023
However, James is much more than just a high-scoring player – he ranks fourth in all-time assists in the NBA and is recognized for his court leadership. He has also earned the title of NBA MVP four times and has won a championship with each of the three teams he has played for – the Cavaliers, Lakers, and Miami Heat.
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