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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is now the all-time leading scorer in NBA history across the regular-season and playoffs.
The Los Angeles Lakers my not have had the greatest week in terms of their performances and the lack of moves at the NBA trade deadline, but the team and fans got to witness history on Saturday, Feb. 12.
During the Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James hit a three-pointer in the third quarter to cut the team’s deficit to 75-74. With that made shot, James now passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer across the regular-season and playoffs.
Lakers: LeBron James now NBA’s all-time leading scorer
James accomplished the feat with that shot, which brought his total career points to 44,152. And he got to do so against the Warriors, who sat in second-place in the Western Conference with a 41-15 record.
In his 19 seasons in the NBA, James has played in 1,350 regular-season contests and 266 playoff games. That includes the Warriors game. Abdul-Jabbar played in 1,560 games in the regular-season and 237 games in the postseason, putting up a total of 44,149 points.
Entering the game, James averaged 29.1 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists while shooting 52.6-percent from the field and 35.4-percent from the field.
Remember that on Feb. 12, 2021, James became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.