On Tuesday night, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers did what many thought was once impossible.
For months now, people had been waiting for the moment when James would make history and surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the all-time scoring title in the NBA.
The moment came on Tuesday, as his team faced off against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In the midst of the third quarter, with the entire crowd on its feet, James sank the pivotal shot and earned his place in the history books.
LeBron James came into the NBA in 2003 with expectations through the roof & STILL exceeded them.
⭐️ 19x All-Star
🏆 4x Champion
🏆 4x Finals MVP
🏆 4x MVP
🥇 2x Olympic Gold
👑 1st All-Time in Points
👑 4th All-Time in Assists
👑 9th All-Time in Steals
👑 9th All-Time in Threes pic.twitter.com/2MvvtLjT19
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 8, 2023
Following his reaching that milestone, everyone joined together to celebrate James and the career that he has had.
Now James is the top scorer in league history but he has done so many other things too.
He is a 19-time All-Star, a four-time champion, a four-time Finals MVP, four-time MVP, and two-time Olympic gold medalist.
He is also fourth in all-time assists and ninth in both steals and threes.
So his major achievement on Tuesday was just the latest in a long string of historic feats that James has made during his 20 years in the league.
Since he has done so much and shattered so many records, it’s only natural for people to ask what’s next for King James.
Will he be able to somehow will his Lakers to another championship?
Will he retire in a few years?
Will he surprise us all and play until he’s 42 or older?
At this point, no one should doubt his ability and his skill.
Even the most diehard James critic cannot deny his importance to the game, especially after Tuesday night.
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