There is a record that has not been broken for 34 years in the world’s best stage, the NBA. It is the highest score in the career of ‘38,387 points’. The protagonist of this record is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (76). He is a legendary center who played for the LA Lakers and enjoyed the 1970s and 1980s. He is also a Hall of Fame inductee, and he played 20 seasons in the NBA, scored the most points ever, won 6 championships, won 6 regular season MVPs, won 2 championship MVPs, and was selected as an All-Star 19 times. At 218 cm tall, he used both hands freely and threw his long arm high over the opponent’s head, using the ‘sky hook’, which was his proprietary patent.
In this way, Abdul-Jabbar’s record, which no one seemed to be able to surpass, was broken. It was ‘King’ LeBron James (39, LA Lakers) who broke the record in front of ‘Senior’ Abdul-Jabbar and rose to the real throne.
James achieved a record in the third quarter of the home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, USA on the 8th. James, who left 36 points until Abdul-Jabbar’s career high score, scored 20 points in the first half alone, raising the possibility of breaking the record. Teammates, including Anthony Davis (28), also threw themselves to achieve James’ record.
Even in the third quarter, James approached the record by making free throws and 3-point shots. James succeeded in another attack with 10.9 seconds left at the end of the third quarter and accumulated 38,388 points, standing tall as the protagonist of a new history. James achieved the dreamlike record of the most points in his career in 1410 games. It took him 20 years to achieve his record, but it took James to play 150 fewer games than Abdul-Jabbar, who played 1560 games. LeBron scored 38 points by adding two points to the end of the game after his record was achieved, and scored 38,390 points in his career. However, the team lost 130-133 to Oklahoma City.
The scene that will be remembered as the moment of achieving the most points in the NBA in the future became James’ ‘fade away shot’. This is because he completed his new record with an elaborate shot in front of the goalpost, backing away from the opponent’s defender, taking a step back to avoid the defense and pulling his body back.
When James first debuted in 2003, he drew attention for his overwhelming physical ability and wide field of vision rather than his shooting ability. His breakthrough was better than anyone else, but it was pointed out that his fingertips were not sophisticated. But he was a hard worker in addition to his great talent. He has been showing rust-free performance for nearly 20 years through tremendous management. Looking at Bulguk, the breakthrough has become somewhat dull now, but he easily scored goals with well-polished mid-to-long-range shots, and these efforts led to a great record. 토토사이트
On this day, James was delighted with his arms wide open on the court when he set a record. He walked around the stadium and rejoiced with his family. The game was also temporarily suspended, and Abdul-Jabbar, who visited the stadium while fans stood up and applauded, congratulated Lebron by handing him the game ball. James finally burst into tears.
“It’s really surreal,” James said in an interview after the game. I’m just happy,” he said. “I never thought that this record would reach my hands. In this way, he knew that no player would be able to play for a long time. It is a great honor to be at the peak with great players.” He continued, “I know I can play for a few more years. It is possible if there is motivation to compete while playing the game.”
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 1st overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, James has played consistently over the next 20 seasons. He poured out bold records such as winning the NBA Championship 4 times, being selected as an All-Star 19 times in a row, being selected as an ALL-NBA team for 18 consecutive years, and winning MVP 4 times. He is averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists this season as well. This is higher than his own all-time average points per game (27.2 points). Now, each goal he records is a new history, and James is approaching 40,000 points.