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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James made some raffle air Sunday night. With his points against the Philadelphia 76ers, James became the second player in NBA history to score 38,000 career points. The only other player to ever do that is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league’s all-time leading scorer.

Against Philadelphia, James needed 11 points to reach 38,000, and it didn’t take him long to do it. He scored with a jump shot midway through the first quarter. Check out the bucket below.

James is now Less than 400 points away From passing Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, an incredible feat for anyone, let alone a guy who has always considered himself a passer-first player. Barring any major injuries, James will be moving on from the legendary Lakers center at the end of this season. He discussed the impending signing earlier in the season.

“To sit here and know that I’m on the verge of breaking probably the most coveted record in the NBA, something that people said would probably never be done, I think that’s extremely humbling for me.” James said during media day. “I think it’s very good. Obviously, Kareem had his differences with some of my views and some of the things that I do.

“But at the end of the day, to be able to be in the same breath as a guy that wore this same uniform, a guy that was a staple of this franchise, along with the Magic. [Johnson]Big game [James Worthy] Being there for so many years, especially in the ’80s, and a guy who does a lot off the floor as well, I think it’s just super duping to be in that conversation myself.”

James and Abdul-Jabbar are not closely related, but they will now forever be in the history books as the first two players to ever score 38,000 points and the two most prolific point producers the league has ever seen.


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