LeBron James Passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Most Total in NBA History

As he continues to dominate in his 19th NBA season, LeBron James breaks more records. He recently became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 44,150 points between the regular season and playoffs in a game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. 

LeBron James

James passed Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who previously held the record with 44,149 combined points, including 38,387 in the regular season and 5,762 in the playoffs. James is clearly one of the best players in the history of the League and continues to thrive even at 37 years old. 

Next up for James will be earning the outright regular-season scoring record. He’s currently third all-time behind just Karl Malone and Abdul-Jabbar. Based on how he’s performed this season, James is on pace to surpass Malone this season Abdul-Jabbar next — in his 20th NBA season. 

When asked postgame about notching another career milestone, James mentioned he continues to surprise even himself with these accomplishments. 

“Throughout my career, whenever I’ve been linked with some of the greats, I’ve been in awe,” said James. Furthermore, Lakers coach Frank Vogel gave James the highest praise he could possibly receive following the game. 

“To me, he’s the greatest player ever to play,” Vogel said. “I still believe he’s going to lead us to great things this year.”

At the rate he’s going, James still has quite a bit of time left playing in the NBA. Especially with his son, Bronny James, set to enter the League in a couple of years, it wouldn’t be surprising to see James shatter more records before he hangs up his sneakers for the last time. 

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