LeBron James captures NBA career scoring title: How the world reacted
LeBron James officially holds the NBA scoring title.
The basketball superstar broke the record on Tuesday night during the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a jumper to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s mark of 38,387 points.
James also has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat in his NBA journey that brought him to breaking the record for most career points in NBA history.
In attendance at the game were Abdul-Jabbar, James’ former Heat teammate Dwyane Wade, rap mogul Jay Z and his wife Savannah.
Upon breaking the record, athletes, celebrities and sports teams from around the sports world congratulated James, who is from Akron, Ohio, has won four NBA championships and also tied Abdul-Jabbar this season for most NBA All-Star appearances.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement regarding the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer: pic.twitter.com/g5fbU190IZ
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) 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
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Sports world reacts to LeBron James capturing NBA scoring title
Source: Yahoo Sports