LeBron James is the NBA’s all-time scoring leader after surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 39-year-old record on Tuesday night during the Lakers‘ home game against the Thunder.
The 20-year NBA vet hit a fadeaway jump shot with 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter, topping Abdul-Jabbar’s longtime previous record of 38,387 points.
The Los Angeles crowd erupted when James made history, and the 38-year-old couldn’t hold back his emotions as he raised both arms after making the shot to acknowledge the applause.
The game was stopped following James’s historic basket for a mid-game ceremony, with Abdul-Jabbar and NBA commissioner Adam Silver joining James at mid-court. James then addressed the crowd and thanked them for their support, and thanked his family and friends for their support throughout his career.
James was expected to break the record this season when he started the season just 1,326 points shy of Abdul-Jabbar’s mark. It took him until his 44th game this season to break the record.
James’s incredible feat sparked reactions from various NBA stars on social media. Here are some of the best reactions from Tuesday night.