Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James going to create a history, and fans are excited.
In the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened 2020 season, James led the Lakers to the NBA title. He's poised to smash a scoring mark that some thought unbreakable.
After 20 years in the league, Tuesday night was the deciding factor. James needed 36 points to break Kareem Abdul-nearly Jabbar's 40-year record going into the contest.
At the end of the third quarter of the LA Lakers' game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at Crypto Arena, LeBron James broke Kareem Abdul-all-time Jabbar's scoring record. He exceeded Abdul-career Jabbar's high of 38,387 points scored during the regular season.
When James eclipsed Kareem's 38,387 points, chaos erupted around the Los Angeles stadium. Play was halted as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Adam Silver arrived for a special "passing of the torch" ceremony as LeBron was greeted at half court by his loved ones, friends, and teammates.
LeBron addressed the crowd at Crypto.com Arena, fighting back emotions as he thanked the crowd, his family, and everyone who had helped him throughout his 20-year career.
The outcome of the game was less important because LeBron James was the focus of all the attention after the game. He promised that he will continue to contribute to his record as the NBA's all-time top scorer for a few more years.