LeBron James has claimed the NBA’s all-time (regular season) scoring record, arguably the greatest individual record in basketball, on a historic night against Australian Josh Giddey’s Oklahoma City Thunder.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held the record since April 5, 1984, when he passed another legend in Wilt Chamberlain.
James entered the game needing 36 points to overtake Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387 points, and had 20 points at halftime before exploding for 16 points in the third quarter.
He sealed the record with a fade-away 20-foot shot with 10.2 seconds remaining in the third period, taking him to 38,388 points in front of a Los Angeles crowd that stood as one.
James finished with 38 points on 13-20 field goal attempts, adding seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.
But his heroic performance wasn’t enough for his Lakers to get the job…