LeBron James Breaks All Time Scoring Record


Ashley Landis

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hands the ball to Lebron James after passing Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer

LeBron James is the NBAs new all-time scoring record holder. He surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387 on February 7th. He scored a total of 38 points in the game Lakers Vs Thunders. LeBron needed 36 points to get the record and he ended up getting all 36 points by the end of the 3rd quarter. Most people said Kareem’s record would be impossible to break considering how difficult it was to get 38,000 points but, LeBron passed it with flying colors. By the time LeBron retires, he will have well over 40,000 points making his title hard to beat. “I never thought anybody could beat Kareem’s record,” Magic Johnson said during a congratulatory clip, speaking for most NBA observers.

To get this record LeBron sunk a 21-footlong stepback shot with 10.9 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. He ended up getting 16 points in just the 3rd quarter which is hard to do. The Lakers lost the game to the Thunders by 3 points that night. Lebron has been in the NBA for around 20 years now and had never dreamed of reaching Kareem’s record until recently.

LeBron was just a kid who grew up in Akron, Ohio, and didn’t go to college. The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him in 2003 with the first overall pick. When growing up he caught the attention of the media and some people said he would be an NBA superstar which came true.

“LeBron’s career is one of someone who planned to dominate this game. He had the size and the talent to step right into the NBA, and he immediately had his effect. It’s gone on for 20 years now. He has that indefinable essence that you call leadership, that people want to get behind him.” Said, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Kareem broke the original record in 1984 with a total of 38,387 points. His record stood from 1989 to 2023. He has kept his record for almost 4 decades. LeBron came in and put a stop to this. Later on, in the season Lebron James jumped to fourth on the all-time assists leader list with 10,360 assists. LeBron is just behind Chris Paul with 11,330 assists, Jason Kidd with 12,091 assists, and John Stockton with 15,806 assists.

Lebron James is an inspiration for all and is no doubt one of the best NBA players in history. He is a beast on the court and made the most out of the chance the NBA gave him.