LeBron James is in pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA record for all-time leading scorer. The Los Angeles Lakers wing is still about 500 points away from that mark, but LeBron broke a different scoring record on his birthday, Dec. 30.
LeBron turned back the clock with a masterful performance in the win against the Atlanta Hawks. King James put up 47 points and 10 rebounds, finishing just one assist away from a triple-double. His total score gave him 303 career points on his birthday, making him first on the all-time scoring list in NBA history after passing Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson.
With his 20th point tonight, LeBron James reached 276 points on his birthday.
This allows him to pass Oscar Robertson (275) for the most in NBA history.
After all, who wouldn’t want to put on a show for their birthday? The Lakers star has a bit of an advantage since he has a birthday right in the middle of the NBA regular season, despite the 2011 lockout and the 2020 Covid.
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