LeBron James continued to make his mark on the NBA record books Tuesday, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the league’s new all-time leading scorer.
James took over first place with a stepback jump shot in the third quarter. The Lakers star celebrated the moment with teammates and family on the court at Crypto.com Arena. Ex-teammates, rivals and basketball fans quickly took to social media to show their appreciation for James and his historic benchmark.
Here are some reactions, including those of local legends Dirk Nowitzki and Emmitt Smith:
Unbelievable!! Congrats @KingJames— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) February 8, 2023
Congrats on the achievement! @KingJames, you’ve shown that we can do it at the highest level welcome to the All-Time club💪🏿— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) February 8, 2023
Luka is tuned in … and has already declared he has zero interest in one day breaking LeBron’s new record lol pic.twitter.com/xVOaMtQXg5— Callie Caplan (@CallieCaplan) February 8, 2023
Congrats @KingJames …legendary stuff right there #38388— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 8, 2023
History made.— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) February 8, 2023
Congrats, @KingJames! pic.twitter.com/XPdW458tCR
20 years later, we are who we’ve always been – Witnesses to @KingJames never-ending greatness. 👑 #WitnessGreatness pic.twitter.com/QP9nY8RfZD— Nike (@Nike) February 8, 2023
.@KingJames lived up to the expectation of having the greatest career ever! My brother!! Cool to say I gave you few assists 🥲🔥🐐🌺— kuz (@kylekuzma) February 8, 2023
39 years later 👑@kaj33 | @KingJames pic.twitter.com/FGemzqfvWP— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 8, 2023
History. Congrats to @KingJames ! 🙏🏽— Jalen Brunson (@jalenbrunson1) February 8, 2023
Congrats to the King‼️ @KingJames— Theo pinson (@tpinsonn) February 8, 2023
Congrats!!! @KingJames legendary stuff!! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 8, 2023
Fun fact: LeBron breaks the all-time scoring record on 2/7/23.— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 8, 2023
His career PPG at this very moment?
Congratulations to LeBron for breaking the NBA all-time scoring record with 38,388 career points! 🔥👏🏾@KingJames— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 8, 2023
February 8, 2023
Only one player in NBA history has scored more than 38,387 points:— NBA History (@NBAHistory) February 8, 2023
LeBron James. #ScoringKing pic.twitter.com/sOJUk02Uwq
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