LeBron James becomes NBA’s all-time leading scorer
America’s LeBron James has become the NBA’s all-time leading points scorer, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 34-year record.
The 38-year-old passed Abdul-Jabbar’s mark of 38,387 points with a step-back fadeaway jumper from the foul line over the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kenrich Williams with 10.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter on Tuesday night, February 7, 2023.
While Abdul-Jabbar took 1,560 games to record his total, James set his record in just over 1,400 appearances.
James went into the game against OKC needing 36 points to overtake the record of 38,387 – which was set by Abdul-Jabbar in 1989.
He claimed the record with 10.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter and finished with 38 points, seven rebounds and three assists.