LeBron James (39, LA Lakers) achieved the most points in NBA history in front of the legend.
The LA Lakers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-133 in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the home stadium Crypto.com Arena on the 8th. The 25-30 Lakers maintained 13th place in the Western Conference.
James scored his 36th point with a last-minute jump shot in the third quarter, ranking first in NBA career scoring (38,388 points). After James broke the record, the Lakers paused the game to celebrate. After achieving his record, James scored only 2 points in the 4th quarter for a total of 38 points, but never tasted victory.
It was a game where James left only 36 points behind Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (76)’s NBA career scoring record of 38,387 points. At the resale site, the most expensive ticket was 40,000 dollars (approximately 50.27 million won) and the cheapest seat was 2,500 dollars (approximately 3.14 million won).
Abdul-Jabbar, who debuted in Milwaukee in 1969, retired from the Lakers in 1989 and achieved the NBA’s most scoring record for 20 years. He scored 31,420 points in April and May 1984, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s record (31,419), which was the most points in the NBA at the time. On this day, Abdul-Jabbar came to watch and watched his junior James break his own record.
To commemorate the historic moment, James’ wife, two sons and youngest daughter, as well as the Dwyane Wade family and other acquaintances gathered together. Even Hollywood stars such as Denzel Washington mobilized. James came out with ‘38387’ engraved on the beat headphones he had invested in, solidifying his determination to achieve his record. 온라인카지노
James reported his first points with a jump shot midway through the first quarter. He kicked off the scoring with 8 points in the first quarter. He put in a basket count for the second quarter in a row and even hit a 3-point shot to start scoring in earnest.
Abdul-Jabbar’s score and James’ score were compared in real time on the electronic board. Fans chanted “MVP” whenever James caught the ball. James scored 20 points in the first half, making the record clear.
James made 3-pointers in a row in the 3rd quarter, just eight points short of reaching his record. In the second half of the third quarter, James’ consecutive layups left only two points. Abdul-Jabbar clapped and smiled as the record-breaking approached. James finally broke the record with a jump shot with 10.9 seconds remaining at the end of the third quarter.
James was selected by his hometown team Cleveland with the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft as a high school graduate. After 20 seasons of steady performance, he scored an average of 27.2 points, surpassing Abdul-Jabbar’s immortal record. In the future, James is expected to easily achieve 40,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists for the first time in the NBA.