The Los Angeles Lakers play the Oklahoma City Thunder and all attention is on LeBron James. The King is finally on top of the all-time leading scorer’s list. LeBron has broken Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record, which has stood for 38 years in the NBA. Once dubbed as an unbreakable record, is broken by the kid from Akron. What a night for LeBron James to finally find himself on top of the scoring charts.
With the crowning of the King on his special night, Hollywood celebrities and NBA stars have come out to witness history. Inside the Crypto.com Arena, celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Usher, Denzel Washington, Bad Bunny, Phil Knight, John McEnroe, and Shannon Sharpe could be seen. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is also seen, along with LA Lakers owner Jeanie Buss could be seen. The Lakers legends Magic Johnson, and former all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
LeBron James’ got all the stars out in LA 🤩 pic.twitter.com/wim2ZCNs4q
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 8, 2023
Also in attendance, LeBron’s former teammate and friend Dwyane Wade visited the game. LeBron James needed just 26 minutes to get those 36 points, to surpass Kareem for the record. “You are the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. Congratulations.” Said Adam Silver after LeBron James broke the record. Shortly after Kareem could be seen passing the torch to the new King LeBron James. He needed just 1410 games to break Kareem’s record, 150 games less than the Captain.
Kareem 🤝 LeBron
What a moment pic.twitter.com/oJy1Len9UM
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 8, 2023
At long last, LeBron James can say he has finally conquered the NBA after making history. After 20 years in the NBA and dominating at the age of 38 is an incredible feat on its own. Breaking the all-time scoring record is just the cherry on top for him. Tonight the King can officially feel like he has got his da** respect!
How long can LeBron James keep playing at the top?
LeBron James is 38 years old and continues to make his presence felt in the league by averaging 30.0 points per game. His dominance over 2 decades is the result of his dedication and hard work. LeBron spends millions on his health and it shows every night, how dedicated he is to the game of basketball.
In the post-game interview with Shaquille O’Neal on NBA TNT, “I mean for sure, I know I can play couple more years, the way I’m feeling the way my body is reacting through the course of the season. I can play a couple more years, it’s just all about my mind. If my mind is still into it and if I’m still motivated to go on..” said LeBron James.
LeBron James has made his wishes known to play beside his kids in the NBA. We can expect the King to play for 2-3 years in the NBA. Many players retire when they reach the other side of 35, however, LeBron is still going strong. Every night James scores will be a little more impossible to reach the all-time scoring leader. This Kareem’s record stood for 38 years, we can expect James’ record to last a lot longer than that.