LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become NBA's all-time scoring leader
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer on Tuesday.
setting the new mark with a fadeaway jumpshot late in the third quarter of a home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James, who entered the game needing 36 points to break Abdul-Jabbar's record of 38,387, sent the sold-out crowd into a frenzy when the shot splashed through the net to etch his name into the history books.
Lakers great Abdul-Jabbar, who took the title from Wilt Chamberlain with his signature skyhook on April 5, 1984, sat courtside at Tuesday's game.