LeBron James more than ever the King!
As expected, LeBron James became the league’s leading scorer by overcoming Kareem Abdul-Jabbar against the Thunder.
LeBron James had only one fear before battling it out with the Thunder to become the league’s all-time leading scorer. “All I don’t want is to break the record on a free throw. I don’t know what I prefer, but I don’t want it to be on a throw. It would be better on a dunk in transition or a fade away”he explained as the game approached.
However, the mission was not easy for the four-time NBA champion. With 38,352 points on the clock before the match, the former Cav indeed needed 36 points to overtake Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his 38,387 points. Finally, LeBron James only needed barely three quarters to enter a little more into the legend and become the absolute reference in terms of scoring. And LeBron James was granted since it was on a step back on one leg that the Lakers star became a little more the King of the NBA.
LeBron James hits the fadeaway jumper to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer! #ScoringKing pic.twitter.com/P5LyTZAZn3
— NBA (@NBA) February 8, 2023
Almost 39 years after wiping Wilt Chamberlain off the shelves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finally has a successor. The former Lakers pivot was obviously present in the front row at the Crypto.com Arena, as were his three children, his wife and his mother. As soon as the basket was scored, King James was able to savor the moment with his family. The match was indeed stopped for a ceremony of which the NBA has the secret. As a symbol, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was able to give the hug and pass the ball to LeBron James while the hero of the evening then received a shower of tributes, his children, again, Magic Johnson, Serena Williams, Drake or even President Joe Biden going there each of their video message.