On Feb. 7, 2023, eyes were set on NBA legend LeBron James. That fateful day, 38-year-old James was expected to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA scoring record. All that was standing in his way was the Oklahoma City Thunder. With 3.7 million people watching, James did the unthinkable.
The LA Lakers entered the Crypto.com Arena ready to play ball. The arena was full of buzz, expecting the king to deliver, and deliver he did. After an 18-season career, some didn’t expect him to break the record, but they thought wrong. James hit shot after shot, playing some of the best basketball in his career.
James broke the record (38,387 points) that stood for 39 years and cemented his legacy, arguably becoming the true GOAT. The NBA has had major superstars, but not many can dream of becoming the best. James’s work ethic helped him succeed, and now he is the best of the best.