LeBron James becomes NBA’s all-time leading scorer

When LeBron James first put his size 49.5 sneaker on an NBA court in 2003, he was not yet 18, fresh out of high school, and saw the nickname “The Chosen One” —— “The Chosen Ones” —attached to his name. The kid from Akron (Ohio), a precocious phenomenon, then shoulders the hopes of the North American Basketball League, which is looking for an heir to superstar Michael Jordan.

Twenty seasons on, the shoulders of the man nicknamed “King James” now echo, the King, like his list of prizes. The Los Angeles Lakers player scored 38 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, Feb. 7. – Abdul-Jabbar kicked off the throne of the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. The feat was accomplished under the noses of the latter, who immediately participated in the handover ceremony between the two generations without waiting for the end of the game (133-130 loss).

The Lakers wing was just 36 points away on the morning of the game to erase the mark he said in late January because “Overall it’s one of the greatest records in sport, a record that you think will never be broken”.

Former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, his current predecessor, has held the crown since defeating Wilt Chamberlain on April 5, 1984, and has held the title for five straight seasons since. On Tuesday at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, formerly known as the Staples Center, LeBron James became the sole record holder as he registered his 36electronic Evening points in the final seconds of the third quarter against the Thunder.

Los Angeles Lakers basketball player LeBron James becomes the leading scorer in NBA history during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 7, 2023.

LeBron James responded by landing in the NBA spotlight like no other player before him. The Ohio native was drafted first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers — and he quickly became the face of the NBA as NBA clubs select their best young players. “Thank god I didn’t have social media back then, that’s all I can say”admitted player, in October 2022, about his arrival in the league, in which he has won four titles.

If he was still a high school student, he would be eligible to be on the cover of a famous magazine Sports Illustratedand the constant ballet of cameras and cameras around him, LeBron James wasn’t affected by the permanent surge of social media at the time — that Victor Venbanyamais expected to be a future basketball star next year and must face it.

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