On Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers star LeBron James surpassed Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s career points to become the NBA’s all-time top scorer. His 35th and 36th points of the game came on a fadeaway mid-range jumper with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter.
With sons Bronny and Bryce and daughter Zhuri watching, James broke one of the sports’ most famous records, one that Abdul-Jabbar had held for over 40 years.
Savannah James was courtside, watching her husband create history. Her children, Bronny, Bryce, and Zhuri, were all in attendance to see their father become the NBA’s top scorer. Gloria, LeBron’s mother, was also present to witness one of her son’s most memorable moments.
Bronny and Bryce watching their dad break the NBA scoring record court-side ❤️
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Savannah paid a heartfelt tribute to her husband, LeBron James when he surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time top scorer. Savannah and her children were present at the Crypto.com Arena to see James break the record.
The entire James family ran towards the Lakers superstar as soon as he achieved the feat, and the game was briefly stopped to celebrate him.
When the game ended, James brought his family into the court, kissed his wife Savannah, and hugged his mother, Gloria. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver praised James after the Lakers presented a tribute video. Abdul-Jabbar handed the game ball to James and embraced him.
NBA Central shared a pre-recorded message from the James family congratulating him on becoming the top scorer.
“Hi my love, I am here to congratulate you on becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer,” Savannah James said. “I am so proud of you, I witnessed day in and day out the hard work, the sacrifice, and the professionalism that you put into this game every day.”
“Congratulations dad. Proud of you for all the work you’ve done,” Bronny said.
Bryce and Zhuri both conveyed similar messages to their father, who set the record with a fadeaway jumper with 10.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
James flew his friends and family to Oklahoma City to witness the Lakers play against the Thunder. The 19-time All-Star clearly came prepared. As he entered the stadium, he appeared poised and focused on breaking Kareem’s record.
What a day for James! It couldn’t just get any better with his family and friends surrounding him to witness the historic moment for both James and the NBA world.