He has achieved the unbelievable – and is far from finished. It should already be widely known that LeBron James (38) is one of the best basketball players of all time. At the latest when the superstar had broken the point record of his great role model Michael Jordan (59) in the NBA. Now the 2.03-meter-tall giant has reached another milestone in his career.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (75) has been at the top of the American Basketball League’s all-time career points list since April 5, 1984, exactly nine months before James was born. His record stood nearly 39 years before LeBron arrived: in the final minute of the third quarter, he scored one of the most historic baskets in league history in his Los Angeles Lakers 130-133 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. That gave him a total of 38,390 points – three more than Kareem.
Afterward, he thanked him and was close to tears: “To be in the presence of someone as unique as Kareem is outstanding. Please applaud the captain. Applause also for my mother, my wife, and my children. I wouldn’t be me without your help.” In video messages, not only did his mother Gloria and wife Savannah congratulate him but even US President Joe Biden (80): “You inspired the country to get better. Keep it up!”