One of Basketball’s most iconic player ever – Lebron James has become (National Basketball Association) NBA’s all-time leading scorer by surpassing legendary Abdul Jabbar’s tally of 38,387 field goals or points. The USA born Basketball legend overtook Jabbar on Tuesday against Okhlahoma City Thunder.
The Icon even before becoming the top-scorer in NBA was known for his reputation and aggressive style of play and his 36th point of the game took him to the top of NBA All-time top scorers. The 2-time Olympic gold medalist achieved this famous feat with only 11 seconds remaining on the clock for the 3rd quarter of the game.
James who is currently with the Los Angeles Lakers has also previously played for NBA outfits like Cleveland Caviliers and Miami Heat. He started his NBA journey with his hometown team of Cleveland before singing a deal with LA Lakers in 2018.
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The 38-year-old has won numerous laurels in his career and if we sit here and count the awards and recognition this article would probably never end. But last night at the Crypto.com Arena, the fans turned up in numbers and when Lebron James hit his 38,388th goal the indoor stadium erupted to cheer the legend himself.
Surprisingly, this record was set by former Basketball player Abdul Jabbar in the same year as Lebron James was born – 1984. This record was untouchable for the next 40 years until Lebron James made it to the top in his 20th season of NBA.
“I just want to say thank you to the Laker faithful. You guys are one of a kind. To be able to be in the presence of such a legend as great as Kareem, it means so much to me. Its very humbling. Please give a standing ovation to the captain.”