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LOS ANGELES – Legendary Earvin “Magic” Johnson surrendered to LeBron James on Tuesday, who became Leading scorer in NBA history Surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s mark.
“I never thought anyone would break Kareem’s scoring record but it shows how special you are and what you’ve done for basketball around the world. You changed basketball,” Magic said in the LeBron tribute video .
Although most of his points were scored by LeBron in his two spells with the Cleveland Cavaliers and his years with the Miami Heat, Magic, a legend of the Los Angeles Lakers, saw King James achieve this record with the California team. Was happy City.
“It means even more to me and our fans because you wear the purple and gold jersey and you broke the record as a Laker,” he said with a smile.
Afterwards, Magic highlighted on his Twitter account that “this historic moment was so special because we will never see another LeBron James.”
“I don’t think anyone will ever surpass LeBron as the NBA’s leading scorer!” He said.
With 38 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder (he needed 36), LeBron broke Abdul-Jabbar’s legendary record, which stands at 38,387 points since 1989, and put it at 38,390 points, to be surpassed in the following games. waiting to grow.
LeBron, 38, combined this massive achievement with an illustrious career that included four NBA titles and four MVP awards.
In his 20th season in the league, LeBron continues to compete at an exceptional level, averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7 assists per game this year.