‘This is not hitting me… wow wow wow!!’: Emotional LeBron James says he still can’t believe he is the NBA’s all-time leading points scorer after beating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 record last week with the Lakers
A week on from making history, LeBron James has admitted he still can’t believe that he is the all-time leading points scorer in the NBA.
The King made an emotional post on Instagram on Tuesday night, which read: ‘Last week messed around and got a triple.. I mean a Scoring Record! Man what!!! This is still not hitting me yet. So surreal!! Wow wow wow man!!
‘To all my fans who captured that moment there inside Crypto Arena that night ( YOU’RE AMAZING & THANK YOU) and to all my fans all over the United States and The World ( YOU’RE AMAZING & THANKYOU). The journey continues!!’.
James posted his caption alongside various videos of the history-clinching basket last Tuesday night.
LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time leading points scorer last Tuesday night
The 38-year-old James said that he still hasn’t been able to believe his achievement
James shared an emotional post on social media as he reflected upon his accomplishment
He beat Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 34-year record amid a stunning performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Los Angeles last Tuesday.
James went into the game against OKC needing 36 points to overtake the record of 38,387 – which was set by Abdul-Jabbar in 1989.
The 38-year-old claimed the record with 10.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter with a trademark fadeaway dagger. He finished with 38 points, seven rebounds and three assists in a 133-130 defeat.
Following the record-breaking shot, James walked away with his hands high in the air before he was mobbed by teammates and eventually his sons, Bronny and Bryce, along with wife, Savannah.
Celebrities, companies and seemingly millions paid tribute to James, who was visibly emotional while celebrating with family and particularly before and during the ceremony with NBA commissioner Silver and Abdul-Jabbar.
LeBron, you are the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. Congratulations!’ Silver said as chants of MVP followed.
‘I just want to say thank you to the Laker faithful, you guys are one of a kind,’ James said.
‘To be in the presence of such a legend and great as Kareem it means so much to me, it’s very humbling. Please give a standing ovation to the captain, please.
‘To my beautiful wife, my daughter, my two boys, my friends, my boys, my family, my mother. Man, everybody that’s been a part of this run with me these last 20-plus years. I just wanna say thank you so much because I wouldn’t be me without y’all.
James beat Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record in a stunning display vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
James celebrated on the court with his family after his remarkable and historic achievement
‘All y’all help, all y’all passion, all y’all sacrifice has helped me get to this point. And to the NBA, to Adam Silver, to the late, great David Stern, I thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of something I’ve always dreamed about.
‘I would never, ever in a million years dreamt this any better than what it is tonight. F*** man, thank you guys,’ he ended.
An ankle injury has kept James out of the three Lakers games that have followed his feat.
His team are languishing 13th in the Western Conference standings with an underwhelming 26-3 record as it stands.
The Lakers are back in action on Wednesday night when they play against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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‘This is not hitting me… wow wow wow!!’: Emotional LeBron James says he still can’t believe he is the NBA’s all-time leading points scorer after beating Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 record last week with the Lakers By Jack Bezants For Dailymail.Com Published: 19:34 EST, 14 February 2023 | Updated: 21:11 EST, 14 February 2023 <!– <!– …
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