LeBron James (39, LA Lakers) is about to break the record for the most points scored in NBA history. By adding 36 points, he surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who holds the previous record.
James recorded 27 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the 2022-23 NBA regular season away game against the New Orleans Pelicans held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on the 5th (Korean time). James, who is ranked second in the NBA’s all-time scoring list, scored 38,352 career points in this game, narrowing the gap with Abdul-Jabbar (38,387).
Given that James is averaging 30 points per game this season, he is expected to break the record against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 8th or the Milwaukee Bucks on the 10th.
Despite James’ performance that day, the Lakers lost to New Orleans 126-131. After the game, James expressed regret over the loss, saying, “I wanted to win the game (rather than challenge the record).”