LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record, which seemed to be forever unbreakable.
The LA Lakers played the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Crypto.com Arena on the 8th (Korean time).
On this day, the focus was on whether or not LeBron James would achieve the record. All of Lebron’s family and friends, as well as as many as 200 reporters, gathered at the game that day. Previous record holder Abdul-Jabbar also watched LeBron play from the stands.
Prior to the match, LeBron had 38,352 total points. He was just 36 points away from breaking Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387 points. 슬롯사이트
Lebron, who celebrated his 20th season, was averaging 30.0 points in 43 games before the match. Therefore, the expectation that Lebron’s record-breaking moment would be the next home game against Milwaukee rather than this game was dominant.
But Lebron thought differently. From the beginning of the game, he actively looked at the rim and scored. He missed his first few shots, but after scoring his first points with a step-back jumper midway through the first quarter, LeBron quickly recovered his form.
LeBron has already scored 20 points in the first half alone, revealing his will to achieve a new record in this game. Even in the third quarter, Lebron approached the record by making free throws and 3-pointers freely.
From the start of the game, every time Lebron caught the ball, the crowd’s fervent cheers grew louder with each step LeBron took to reach the record. Abdul-Jabbar, who showed his face on the screen whenever LeBron scored, smiled brightly when LeBron scored the 34th point with a layup about a minute before the end of the third quarter.
LeBron’s record was completed with 10.09 seconds left at the end of the third quarter. Receiving a pass from Russell Westbrook, LeBron scored his 38,388th point after post-up with a clean frontal fadeaway. The game was stopped for a while at the moment he achieved his record, and Lebron was congratulated by his family with his bright smile. Abdul-Jabbar also appeared on the court holding a basketball and personally congratulated LeBron for breaking his own record.
Abdul-Jabbar completed his record by playing in 1,560 career games. LeBron surpassed this mark with his 1,410th game. Now, attention is focused on whether LeBron will be able to record 40,000 career points for the first time in history. Every goal LeBron scores beyond Abdul-Jabbar becomes history.