Lakers forward LeBron James surpassed the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in career points and climbed to first place in NBA history in this indicator.
With 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter against Oklahoma, 38-year-old James hit 38,388 career points.
Abdul-Jabbar’s record stood for 34 years. The legendary center retired in 1989 with 38,387 points. The six-time NBA champion attended tonight’s game, in which James surpassed his achievement.
The match was interrupted for a ceremony during which Abdul-Jabbar passed the ball to LeBron.
“The record stood for almost 40 years. Many thought that no one could surpass him. LeBron, you are the greatest scorer in NBA history. Congratulations,” said league commissioner Adam Silver.
The top five scorers in league history also include Karl Malone (36,928), Kobe Bryant (33,643) and Michael Jordan (32,292).
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