LeBron James has go the NBA's all-time starring scorer, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 39-year-old record.
Los Angeles Lakers prima James, 38, deed 38 points successful a 133-130 decision by Oklahoma City Thunder to surpass Abdul-Jabbar's people of 38,387.
Abdul-Jabbar, who besides played for the Lakers, acceptable the grounds successful April 1984, 8 months earlier James was born.
"To beryllium capable to beryllium successful the beingness of a fable and large arsenic Kareem, it means truthful overmuch to me," said James.
James, who needed 36 points to interruption the record, did truthful with a fadeaway jumper astatine the extremity of the 3rd quarter.
An affectional James roseate some arms successful solemnisation portion Abdul-Jabbar, who was sitting courtside, stood and applauded.
There was a little interruption successful play for a ceremonial to people the achievement, with James taking a microphone to marque a code connected court.
"Everybody that has ever been a portion of this tally with maine the past 20-plus years, I privation to accidental convey you truthful overmuch due to the fact that I wouldn't beryllium maine without each you. You each helped. Your passionateness and sacrifices helped maine to get to this point," helium said.
"And to the NBA to Adam Silver, to the precocious large David Stern, convey you precise overmuch for allowing maine to beryllium a portion of thing I ever dreamed about. I would ne'er successful a cardinal years dreamt this to beryllium adjacent amended than what it is tonight."
More to follow.