Lebron Jamesthe superstar of los angeles lakersbecame the NBA’s all-time leading scorer by adding his 36th point in Tuesday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
With a basket 10 seconds from the end of the third quarter, ‘King James’ rose to the throne of the best scorers, surpassing the 38,387 points accumulated in his career by the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbarwho attended the feat from the front row of the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
The 19,000 spectators, including LeBron’s family and a collection of celebrities, they stood up to applaud the figure of the Lakerswho at 38 years of age continues to expand an extraordinary record that places him in the debate of the best players in history.
The game was stopped when the score indicated a partial victory for the Thunder by 104-99 to pay a brief tribute to James’ feat.
This is “a record that has stood for almost 40 years and that many people thought would never be broken. LeBron, you are the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. Congratulations!”said NBA commissioner Adam Silver from center court.
A moved to tears James thanked Abdul Jabbarwho accompanied him at the ceremony, his family and all the Lakers fans.
“I just want to say thank you to the Lakers fans. They are unique. Being able to be in the presence of a legend like Kareem means a lot to me. Give the captain a standing ovation, please,” James demanded.
“Thank you very much for allowing me to be part of something I have always dreamed of.“, he claimed. “Never in a million years would I have dreamed of anything better than what it is tonight.” (D)
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