Lebron James has been playing in the NBA for 20 seasons and has dominated almost every season he has played. On February 7, 2023, Lebron was able to obtain the unachievable by breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record after he sank a 21-foot turnaround. Lebron did this with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter at Crypto.com Arena, giving him 16 points in the period. Lebron needed 36 points in this game for the 38,388 points for his illustrious career.
Lebron started off his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003. For the Cavaliers, James averaged 27.2 points, 7.3 assists, and 7.3 rebounds in 849 games. He scored 23,119 of the 38,388 with the Cavaliers due to that being where he spent the majority of his career. He then went to the Miami Heat where he averaged 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 294 games. While playing for the Heat, he scored 7,919 of the 38,388 needed to break the record. James played on the Heat for 4 years before going back to the Cavaliers where he played for them for another 4 years. Lebron is now on the LA Lakers where he has been for 5 years. This is the team where he would ultimately break the NBA all time scoring record with. While on the Lakers, James has averaged 26.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 294 games. Lebron will forever be known for his longevity and skill. He is top 5 in almost every basketball record imaginable and will go down in history as one of, if not the best, basketball player of all time.