LeBron James has scored more points than any player in NBA history.
With a 3-point third quarter on Saturday night, LeBron passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most points scored of all time, including the regular season and playoffs.
LeBron has 44,152 points, three more than Karmeem’s regular and playoff total, and he did it in 181 fewer games.
Officially, Kareem is still the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, as the NBA considers it only a regular season record.
However, at his current rate, LeBron should overtake Kareem either late next season or in the first part of the 2023-24 season. It’s a record LeBron wants, an important addition to his resume to be the GOAT.
However, LeBron missed some late free throws and the Warriors held on to beat the Lakers, 117-115.