LeBron James is Officially the NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer

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LeBron James Just Became the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer

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LeBron James has done the unthinkable.

With 36 points (and counting) on Tuesday night in Los Angeles, the 38-year-old superstar officially became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. He passed the legendary Kareem Abdul Jabbar, who previously held the longstanding record at 38,387.

James breaks the record in his 20th season of NBA action and his fifth playing for the Los Angeles Lakers – the same franchise where Kareem played 14 seasons. The historic bucket came on a fadeaway jumper in the 3rd quarter, and you can see the moment the league recognized James for the prestigious honor below.

Look, Michael Jordan will forever be the GOAT, but even I can’t sit here and deny how special of a moment this is. James entered the NBA as a 19-year-old straight out of high school with lofty expectations. Nobody in NBA history has been put on as high a pedestal from such a young age and still checked every box. The pressure on James to be one of the best in NBA history has always been there, and all he’s done is embrace it every step of the way.

Say what you will about him switching teams and forcing his front office’s hand (and, boy, I have), but this is something that is nearly impossible to discredit. His longevity and consistency are unmatched, and I congratulate him for reaching a mark that may very well never be broken again.

Couldn’t have said it better myself … lol


Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.