JB Bickerstaff: LeBron James has had the greatest NBA career that we've seen to date

JB Bickerstaff: LeBron James has had the greatest NBA career that we've seen to date

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JB Bickerstaff: LeBron James has had the greatest NBA career that we've seen to date

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Kelsey Russo: J.B. Bickerstaff on LeBron: To me, there’s a debate on who’s the greatest player of all time, which is fair. I no longer think there’s a debate on who’s had the greatest NBA career. In my mind, I think it’s clear that LeBron has had the greatest NBA career that we’ve seen to date
Source: Twitter @kelseyyrusso

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ted Davis @nbated
Ok for some reason I’m being queried about this! Whose the Goat? MJ or LeBron? My answer? LeBron is the bigger better Athlete but he doesn’t have MJ’s A- Hole Gene. MJ wanted to RIP your Heart out and SHOW it to you! I’m with MJ. – 10:53 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Blake Griffin on LeBron James:
His longevity is mind-blowing…I’m happy for him. pic.twitter.com/yEJUJbg74R10:53 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
The year is 2027.
The Utah Jazz draft Bryce James with the pick they acquired from the Lakers in 2023.
Utah also acquires Bronny James in exchange for Juan Toscano-Anderson & Damian Jones.
42-year-old LeBron then signs for the minimum.
Father and sons go on to win the 2028 title. – 10:41 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Breaking down the Russell Westbrook-Mike Conley-D’Angelo Russell trade with @colehoops. Also, LeBron passes Kareem!
APPLE: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gam…
SPOTIFY: open.spotify.com/show/7eZjcZwf6…
WATCH: youtube.com/live/1tktPRhNc…10:35 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
We’re on @ESPNLosAngeles from 7-9pm PT. Talking the Lakers shipping out Westbrook, bringing back D.Lo (among others), LeBron making history, and more. We’ll be joined by @RealAClifton at 8-ish and @Jovan Buha at 8:30. Listen up!!! AK – 10:20 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Steph Curry, Draymond Green and the Warriors had a message for LeBron James after he became the NBA’s new all-time scoring leader. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/08/wat…10:00 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
I’ll be on Spectrum tonight at 7 pm PT to discuss the three-team trade, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James breaking the all-time scoring record, LA’s next move and more. – 9:55 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Bam Adebayo is the first Heat player with at least 10 30-point games in a regular season since LeBron James had 31 such games in 2013-14. – 9:46 PM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
How long does it take D’Angelo Russell to annoy LeBron enough that he wishes he had Westbrook back… – 9:20 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
One night after @KingJames became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, his former high school coach, Keith Dambrot, won his 500th career game.
Dambrot’s Duquesne Dukes beat George Mason, 75-52. – 9:16 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
There were 3 million people watching Lakers-Thunder, and the game peaked with 3.7 million viewers when LeBron James hit the record-breaking shot.
It was the most-watched regular-season game on TNT in nearly 5 years (with the exception of opening night). basketballnews.com/stories/lebron…9:14 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
As LeBron James broke the career scoring record, the NBA’s social-media and digital platforms generated 225 million video views — the most ever for a regular-season night.
The NBA had the most-viewed account on Instagram yesterday with 164 million views: basketballnews.com/stories/lebron…9:08 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Jason Kidd says the historical backcourt pairing he sees that this Luka Doncic-Kyrie Irving pairing might be comparable to is LeBron James and Kyrie. – 8:42 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
LeBron is gonna make Malik Beasley a wealthy man – 8:42 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Jason Kidd said he thought LeBron might break the scoring record in the post. Kidd said the league is seeing something with LeBron it might never see again, semi-joking he might average 25 ppg at age 50.
“The things he has done in his lifetime as a player is remarkable.” – 8:40 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Putting shooting around LeBron James. What a concept. – 8:35 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Will be podcasting with @colehoops about the Lakers’ trade, LeBron’s record, what the rest of the trade landscape looks like, and more here in like 15 minutes. Here is your link:
youtube.com/live/1tktPRhNc…8:31 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Has Russell Westbrook played his last game in the NBA?
Pretty wild — and poetic — if his last game is in the LeBron breaking record game but with Russ shooting more than anyone in the 4th quarter. – 8:30 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Like this deal for the Lakers. D’Lo a good complement to LeBron/AD offensively and underrated defensively. Vanderbilt beefs up the defence, Beasley adds 3pt depth. – 8:19 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Lakers roster:
Top __ roster in the league. pic.twitter.com/LA3mnkowCg8:19 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Smart move for the Lakers. Russell can shoot. Beasley can shoot. Vanderbilt is a solid rotation player who can rebound. Worry about 2027 after LeBron James is gone. LA arming up for the stretch run with the right pieces. – 8:18 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
DLo last run as a Laker:
14.3 PPG
3.5 RPG
4.0 APG
1.3 SPG
Played with Kobe, now he’s playing with LeBron pic.twitter.com/2Z8GJljdPd8:14 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Heat congratulated LeBron James for becoming the league’s all-time leading scoring during the timeout before the 2nd Q. – 8:11 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Mavs are gonna create a bunch of space to try to get LeBron to come with Kyrie, then wonder why Luka wants out when they sign in LA.
Personally, find that far more likely than LeBron coming to Dallas. – 8:01 PM
Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
LeBron’s point totals for each age of his career – from 18 to 38 – vs. the all-time leading scorer in each age bracket. pic.twitter.com/keIfQR3qNu7:43 PM

A guest-packed Hoop Streams continues‼️
@NickFriedell, @WindhorstESPN, @mcten and @ramonashelburne are talking LeBron’s record and the Lakers’ future before the ESPN double-header tips off 🍿 twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…7:10 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
The NBA has a new #ScoringKing
@Brian Scalabrine & @Frank Isola react to LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer pic.twitter.com/Jx0A6qQu8M6:51 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Talking LeBron James becoming all-time scoring leader, Kyrie Irving’s debut with Mavs tonight vs Clippers & more on @NBATV. Tune in at 4:10 pm PT! – 6:51 PM
Justin Verrier @JustinVerrier
New Group Chat w/ @Rob Mahoney and Big Wos discussing LeBron’s big night and some last-minute trade scuttlebutt: KD, CP3, Lakers, more. Fun one!
open.spotify.com/episode/4ovcsU…6:45 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo marvels at LeBron James breaking the NBA all-time scoring record – and broke down what would have to happen for it to happen again 🤯
“So, if you can do that, you can break the record. It’s INSANE to think about!”
jsonline.com/story/sports/n…6:43 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
LeBron James has scored the most points against the #Bucks than any other team:
‘C’mon, he was flying. Guy was unbelievable’.
Caught up with former #Bucks, who recalled some of James’ memorable games against them
jsonline.com/story/sports/n… via @journalsentinel6:41 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
The details on these 38,388 LeBron 20s🤌🏼 pic.twitter.com/hEFQ8eImX36:33 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Spoelstra on LeBron becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer: “Everything that was anticipated or expected out of an 18-year-old that is also impossible to predict forward, he’s basically been doing everything that was projected of him since he was in eighth grade.”
Full quote: pic.twitter.com/1f5Tz8W0c86:17 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Rivers on LeBron’s record: “Very few of us will be around when it’s broken.” – 6:06 PM
Andre Drummond @AndreDrummond
Congrats @LeBron James ! 🐐 I’m honored to be a part of history! pic.twitter.com/vTuG8PrKAY6:03 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“The example he’s set is really exceptional.”
Kareem shares his emotions on LeBron breaking his record
@hoophall | @Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | @TermineRadio | @Eddie Johnson pic.twitter.com/Z4wXfjXchx6:00 PM

Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
For @NYTSports, I wrote on NBA stardom, how it differs from other American sports, and how it creates LeBron fans instead of Laker fans:
https://t.co/F0YbBWjjTg pic.twitter.com/TIErIlGO4Q5:59 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Joe Mazzulla on LeBron’s record: “That’s really hard to accomplish … an inspiration to the league to push yourself and achieve a level of greatness.” – 5:54 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on LeBron James becoming the NBA’s scoring leader:
“I rarely stay up for those games, but that was must see TV.” – 5:52 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
J.B. Bickerstaff on LeBron: To me, there’s a debate on who’s the greatest player of all time, which is fair. I no longer think there’s a debate on who’s had the greatest NBA career. In my mind, I think it’s clear that LeBron has had the greatest NBA career that we’ve seen to date – 5:47 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Is LeBron James the GOAT? + Reactions to Kyrie Irving Traded to Dallas | Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman Podcast Powered by @HelloFresh twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…5:00 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
PMers: LeBron James is now the NBA’s points champ. But we should not forget or dismiss the man whose record stood for almost 39 years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He paved the way for LeBron & many of today’s players to speak up and speak out. In @TheAthletic: bit.ly/3XnOlfi5:00 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Tyrese Maxey on LeBron James this morning:
“That was amazing, man. That was amazing to see … That’s one of the OGs, for sure, I appreciate him. Always showing love and also being able to, like, give me a lot of knowledge and working out with me a little bit in the summertime.” – 4:30 PM
Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Going live and talking about a LOT of trade deadline scenarios. Come hang.
✅ Further takeaways from Denver’s blowout win
✅ Our favorite trade possibilities
✅ DLo to LA?
✅ LeBron’s strange night
youtube.com/live/o02SrLSVJ…4:00 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
The “get-in” price for Thursday’s Lakers-Bucks game is $118 – 85% less expensive than it was before LeBron became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, according to @TickPick. You couldn’t sit in the 100 level for less than $1,200 before, now you can sit in the 100 level for $253. – 3:58 PM
“I feel very happy for LeBron.”
Kareem shares his thoughts on LeBron surpassing his scoring record 👑
(via NBA Today) pic.twitter.com/XZZJAqVssR3:47 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
And here’s me on the NBA’s new scoring record and whether anyone will ever catch LeBron James: sports.yahoo.com/nba-fact-or-fi… pic.twitter.com/EIvstFhctG3:45 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
Read this cover-to-cover-to-cover-to-cover. Can still pick @paulbeattystan’s writing style out from a mile away. @SLAMonline really is the main reason I got into sports media.
Go read the first national Bron story: slamonline.com/nba/ohio-playe… pic.twitter.com/40gBcpeYrK3:41 PM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Here’s @krystenpeek on LeBron James’ high school legacy and the path Bronny is trying to follow: sports.yahoo.com/an-insiders-lo… pic.twitter.com/1xXGVMjEzN3:38 PM

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar opens up on relationship with LeBron James: He ‘makes me love the game again’
cbssports.com/nba/news/karee…3:29 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
RT ⁦@CandaceDBuckner: On his way to immortality, LeBron James has confounded us all ⁦@PostSports⁩ washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/02…3:21 PM
Roland Lazenby @lazenby
LeBron James has been an extraordinary gift to basketball and its fans bostonglobe.com/2023/02/08/spo… via @BostonGlobe – 3:21 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Story: Five truly unbreakable NBA records now that LeBron James has passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer ⁦⁦@PostSportswashingtonpost.com/sports/2023/02…3:21 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Today’s pod is live🚨🚨
@EJ_Stewart and I discuss the Knicks victory over Orlando, trade rumors involving New York, and King James coronation as the leading scorer of all time
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ora…3:20 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
What’s LeBron like as a leader in the locker room?
🏀 His former assistant coach, @madsen_mark , fills us in #LakeShow #ScoringKing
@patokeefe12 | @adaniels33 pic.twitter.com/Q0s1V8wXZ83:19 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
What’s LeBron like as a leader in the locker room?
🏀 His former assistant coach, Mark Madsen, fills us in #LakeShow #ScoringKing
@patokeefe12 | @adaniels33 pic.twitter.com/uytV62WY0v3:12 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Usage Percentages (the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor) from last night’s Lakers/Thunder game:
Russell Westbrook: 37.8%
LeBron James: 33.7%
Anthony Davis: 16.0%
youtube.com/watch?v=-4nd7q…3:06 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
LeBron and Bad Bunny 🐐 x 😈🐰pic.twitter.com/mPIdmRokOE2:46 PM

Josh Hart @joshhart
Was great to suit up and witness greatness up close. Congrats brother @LeBron James an amazing accomplishment 👑 – 2:34 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: LeBron James is the All-Time Leading Scorer; Scouting the Trade Market with @Nate Duncan
For even more trade-deadline coverage – including our Mock Trade Deadline – subscribe to Dunc’d On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:
https://t.co/5sB3pYbpEX pic.twitter.com/rnzlbQYyPd2:33 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
ICYMI from yesterday: Wine and Gold Talk Podcast with @H_Grove — #Cavs recent surge. Trade deadline options. Rotational questions. LeBron. And the short-term Donovan Mitchell plan (hinted at him possibly missing tonight in this episode)
cleveland.com/cavs/2023/02/c…2:25 PM
Eric Koreen @ekoreen
.@ZachLowe_NBA’s piece on LeBron is so great, and every young NBA star should be made to read and re-read this quote.
espn.com/nba/insider/in… pic.twitter.com/P2vvFySad32:23 PM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
For all of the kiddos who think Kareem was just some old dude handing LeBron a basketball & sipping cranberry juice last night, know that if he’d been allowed to enter the NBA directly out of high school or after a year at UCLA, everyone would still be chasing his scoring record. – 2:19 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
20 years ago, it seemed insane that some reasonable people were hyping up LeBron James as some mutant hybrid combination of MJ, Magic and Bird.
So years later, LeBron has scored more points and more rebounds and more assists and more made 3PT’s than Jordan and Bird and Magic. – 2:15 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
LeBron James has reimagined the way basketball is played on the court and the way stars have conducted themselves off it.
@Seerat Sohi: theringer.com/nba/2023/2/8/2…2:11 PM
Zach Kram @zachkram
Here’s a video about the most important superpower that led LeBron to the record pic.twitter.com/jbjHwMVnPt2:06 PM
Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli
A post in appreciation of the Lakers beat. They’ve been covering chaos for months, found unique ways at LeBron chasing Kareem and woke up this morning with (likely) little sleep and a day and a half until the trade deadline. @Brad Turner @Kyle Goon @Dave McMenamin @Dan Woike @jovanbuha – 2:01 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
▫️LeBron makes history
▫️Sabonis-Haliburton ONE year later
▫️Latest NBA trade rumors
Join us live:
https://t.co/1Qx7Lx0lUZ pic.twitter.com/rvtZvSyECU1:57 PM

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Lowe Post podcast: Monologue on LeBron breaking the record and what it was like to be there, then @Tim MacMahon go deeper into how Kyrie fits in Dallas and where the Mavs go from here:
Apple: apple.co/3DT3uxZ
Spotify: spoti.fi/3JS3MJd1:54 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
After scaling a record thought to be unreachable, LeBron James was asked if this latest feat on his resume settles the 🐐 debate. ‘So many great players…but I can’t take nobody over me.’
On LeBron’s record-breaking night from start to end w/ @Dave McMenamin: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…1:51 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
No matter how one parses blame, it is incredibly strange to watch LeBron James — the preeminent player of his time, possibly the best player ever, arguably the perfect encapsulation of athletic excellence — play out the string on such a sad team for a decaying legacy franchise – 1:48 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Really feel like the LeBron story has interrupted the natural flow of trade rumors and I need my fix
This is awful – 1:47 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
Headband LeBron is 25th all-time in scoring. pic.twitter.com/81VyLSml9H1:43 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James “Scoring King” Career Mixtape
sportando.basketball/en/lebron-jame…1:41 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record-breaking buckets – 39 Years Later
sportando.basketball/en/lebron-jame…1:41 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: LeBron James is the All-Time Leading Scorer; Scouting the Trade Market with @DannyLeroux
For even more trade-deadline coverage – including our Mock Trade Deadline – subscribe to Dunc’d On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:
DuncdOn.SupportingCast.fm pic.twitter.com/1f4xQ5aGhy1:40 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
LeBron breaking the record in a crucial loss, right at the trade deadline, is that Dont Look Up dinner scene where Leo says “we really had everything, didnt we?” seconds before the comet hits. – 1:22 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron James’ top-of-the-world feeling postgame contrasted with the somber, awkward vibe in the locker room for a group that lost another game it desperately needed to win.
On the dichotomy of James making history and the Lakers continuing to struggle: theathletic.com/4166257/2023/0…1:20 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
LeBron played last night perfectly.
For 3 quarters, worked hard to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
For the 4th, worked less hard, but by doing so, was working hard to get some help at the deadline. – 1:17 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
‘Go win the game’: How the #Thunder handled the #Lakers, LeBron James’ NBA record-setting night oklahoman.com/story/sports/n… via @Joe Mussatto1:17 PM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
I’ll always remember The Land jersey as the one LeBron was wearing when he ignored Isaiah Thomas because was going to be traded the next day. pic.twitter.com/pNpEXqiLFE1:16 PM

Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
LeBron vs. the rest of the top 5: pic.twitter.com/84VsSAPCly1:15 PM

Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
Here’s how LeBron’s yearly scoring totals compare to those of Kareem, MJ, Kobe, and Karl. pic.twitter.com/DNHxeEc6q41:15 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
There are few people more qualified to discuss the GOAT debate than Darvin Ham, who played against MJ and played against, coached against and is now coaching LeBron James.
Ham on James’ dinners in Detroit, his competitiveness and the GOAT: theathletic.com/4165155/?sourc…1:06 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Sign #1483 that my mom has never quite understood what I do for a living. She just called to see if I watched LeBron break the record last night. AK – 1:02 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Steph Curry, Draymond Green and the Warriors had a message for LeBron James after he became the NBA’s new all-time scoring leader. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/08/wat…1:01 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Draymond Green took to Twitter to congratulate LeBron James for his historic accomplishment. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/07/war…1:00 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
LeBron James is now atop the NBA’s scoring mountain. But we should not forget or dismiss the man whose record stood for almost 39 years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He is, in many ways, LeBron’s cultural and on-court touchstone. In @TheAthletic: bit.ly/3XnOlfi1:00 PM
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
LeBron’s has said Batman is his favorite superhero ⁦@Brian Windhorst⁩ and I talked to Pat Riley, Jerry West, Ty Lue, Mike Brown, James’ trainer Mike Mancias, HS coach Keith Dambrot and Dru Joyce III to understand why that’s so key to his longevity espn.com/nba/story/_/id…12:31 PM
NBA trade rumors: Live updates before deadline as Lakers look to get LeBron James help, Nets plot next move
cbssports.com/nba/news/nba-t…12:21 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
New @AthleticNBAShow Daily Ding w/ @MoDakhil_NBA
👑 LeBron passes Kareem
🗣️ The GOAT F bomb
🔥 Is Cam Thomas the next scoring champ?
🦅 Pels crucial W
🍎 podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…
🟢 open.spotify.com/episode/5YA7vO…12:16 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: LeBron James is the All-Time Leading Scorer; Scouting the Trade Market with @Nate Duncan
For even more trade-deadline coverage – including our Mock Trade Deadline – subscribe to Dunc’d On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:
https://t.co/5sB3pYbpEX pic.twitter.com/X023gDpqh712:15 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Tatum and Brown each showing love to LeBron on Instagram pic.twitter.com/0MnIWiEwOM12:11 PM

Anil Gogna @AnilGognaNBA
The Top-8 All time Scorers:
Wilt: 13.2ppg in Year 14
MJ: 20.0ppg in Year 15 (missed 4 yrs)
Shaq: 9.2ppg in Year 19
Malone: 13.2ppg in Year 19
Kareem: 10.1ppg in Year 20
Dirk: 12.0ppg in Year 20
Kobe: 17.6ppg in Year 20
Lebron: 30.2ppg in Year 20 👑 – 12:08 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Last night, LeBron achieved one of the most rarefied accomplishments in the sport.
@Zach Kram on how LeBron reached this historic milestone: pic.twitter.com/t0XohcFrp812:08 PM

Troy Brown @Troy_Brown33
Grateful to be apart of your blessings☝🏾
@LeBron James 38,390 points and counting! pic.twitter.com/Ax14j4fyfS12:06 PM

LeBron has worn 54 jerseys on his way to the scoring crown 👑
Which is the most iconic? pic.twitter.com/Dt7SlnRmI811:49 AM

Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Nearly 100 photos from this historic night that saw LeBron pass Kareem for the all-time scoring leader
The best photos from the Thunder’s 133-130 win over the Lakers on Tuesday (via @The_ThunderWire):
okcthunderwire.usatoday.com/lists/photos-b…11:48 AM
Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
For which of his four teams has LeBron scored the most points from each spot per game? pic.twitter.com/b5n23UsomI11:47 AM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
LeBron James owns NBA all-time scoring record; here’s how he fared vs. the #Pistons: bit.ly/3JS88QK11:46 AM
Jimmy Spencer @JimmySpencer
LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of all time.
I love 90s nostalgia and your narratives as much as the next guy, but King James is the best all-around player ever.
(I’ll take my answers off the air.) – 11:41 AM
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
He adds, “Bottom line about LeBron and me: LeBron makes me love the game again. And he makes me proud to be part of an ever-widening group of athletes who actively care about their community.” – 11:39 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
I connected w/ some of the ‘Showtime Lakers’ on LeBron James breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record. Bob McAdoo: “Kareem is the greatest from my era. LeBron is the greatest from this era. They’re two of the greatest players in NBA history.” https://t.co/o2gHJMnH0c pic.twitter.com/AXzfF0jmOX11:37 AM

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
Kareem admits it hurt when LeBron said “we don’t have a relationship “ earlier this season. But adds that “LeBron said we don’t have a relationship. He’s right—and for that I blame myself. Not for anything I did, but perhaps for not making more of an effort to reach out to him.” – 11:35 AM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
Get a hold of exclusive LeBron James gear released after James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA all-time points leader Tuesday night. cleveland.com/entertainment/…11:30 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
On the season, Jalen Brunson has scored a league-leading 120 points in the clutch.
Over the past five weeks, JB has scored 60 points in the clutch.
LeBron James (51) is the only player in the NBA with more than 35 clutch points during this stretch!!
tommybeer.substack.com/p/jalen-brunso…11:29 AM
Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
Whatever frost existed between LeBron James and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, it began to thaw with their embrace after James broke his scoring record. Abdul-Jabbar put it on full defrost with this words this morning. My story in link, Kareem’s words in photo:
https://t.co/37Jk8DScwn pic.twitter.com/7NWplJHRe911:28 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
New video for @SportsCenter: My mini essay on LeBron James’ historic night, when he experienced the sensation of being The Man in the Arena on a level like he never had before pic.twitter.com/RApvaslm5b11:26 AM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
The pressure probably should’ve suffocated him before he ever had a chance to soar. All that hype. All that weight. All those expectations. LeBron James embraced it all and then, somehow, surpassed every, single one.
cleveland.com/cavs/2023/02/l…11:22 AM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
Before @FTFonFS1, here’s my piece from @WhatsWrightShow last year as to why LeBron is unequivocally the greatest player we’ve ever seen. youtu.be/p80wDcZ4P5E11:15 AM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Brogdon called LeBron’s record a monumental moment, and said he has a lot of respect for him and his longevity. “One of my memories is dunking on him my rookie year … what a great player, and everything he’s stood for.” – 11:10 AM
Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
PSA: If you’re LeBron hater, stay quiet today. He just broke one of sports greatest records and did it at age 38 as a top 10 player in the league. Bringing up his finals record and demeaning his bubble title is silly talk. Just tip your cap to one of the best ever. – 11:07 AM
Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Go have fun exploring the LeBron interactive on your own!
(shoutout to @jburnmurdoch’s similar soccer viz, which inspired this)
sportico.com/leagues/basket… pic.twitter.com/TtEwqh3KyX11:06 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Melo started almost as young as LeBron, but simply didn’t score at nearly the same rate as LeBron (which is wild, cuz Melo was a lauded bucket-getter and LeBron is more known as a passer)
KD was actually neck & neck with LeBron until injuries slowed him down pic.twitter.com/9rVsW55v7A11:06 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Kobe actually came into the NBA younger than LeBron, but didn’t start his career nearly as prolific… then made up a ton of ground circa 2006-2008, but then ultimately couldn’t match LeBron’s longevity
(In other news, @DevinBook is almost perfectly on pace with Kobe 👀) pic.twitter.com/lMKrriRP8n11:06 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Wilt is just behind MJ at 30.07 points per game. You can see the outrageous pace he was on when he was putting up 50 a night for an entire year. Later, he decided he cared more about leading the league in assists and FG%
(LeBron ranks 5th in points per game at 27.23) pic.twitter.com/YbWquuoLOW11:06 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Kareem scored more points per game than LeBron during the first half of his career, but LeBron has yet to tail off the way Kareem (and literally every other player ever) did
MJ’s career 30.12 points per game is INSANE. That’s a giant gap between him and everyone else except… pic.twitter.com/79v41yltKj11:06 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
LeBron was only 18yr 303d old when he started his first career NBA game—just 15 NBA players ever were younger during their debut. Kareem was 22, and MJ was 21
Until the NBA eliminates the one & done rule, any incoming player trying to pass LeBron’s total is playing catch-up pic.twitter.com/dMIGjSsFiw11:06 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
3 all-time great scorers, 3 different eras
Here’s a 🧵 of #dataviz 📈 insights on LeBron’s incredible accomplishemnt of breaking the career NBA scoring record 👇
Play around with the interative on @Sportico: https://t.co/dgraV17KWS pic.twitter.com/C8YGAj3sbk11:06 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
i think this quote does a good job explaining why lebron is so remarkable: https://t.co/bMnxRwmfTD pic.twitter.com/dLzuP7bneL11:01 AM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
I had a silly error in this morning’s NBA Game Notes. I said LeBron James was 97 days old when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain’s scoring mark, but James hadn’t even been born yet 🤦‍♂️ My apologies for the error. I updated the online version.
open.substack.com/pub/statitudes…11:00 AM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
LeBron James’ first career points: 16-foot mid-range J in Northern California.
LeBron James’ record-setting points: 14-foot mid-range J in Southern California.
Pretty cool symmetry for LeBron, 7,041 days apart, from his first bucket to his record-breaking one. pic.twitter.com/xbcknBwxHs10:52 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Analysis: LeBron has defied odds, with no drop-off in sight
apnews.com/article/los-an…10:52 AM
BJ Boston @bboston_
Congrats To The Family @LeBron James For Such A Great Accomplishment, Such a Historic Achievement That Stood over 40 years🙏🏾‼️ – 10:52 AM
Sam Amick @sam_amick
Now that LeBron has set the record, it’s back to trade deadline week…
All eyes are still on the Raptors. I look at their situation here. Will OG move? Siakam? FVV? Trent Jr.?
Staff-wide insight/intel in our @The Athletic (bookmark-worthy) blog
theathletic.com/live-blogs/nba…10:46 AM
Synergy Sports Tech @SynergySST
The names LeBron passed on the all-time scoring list by season: pic.twitter.com/oMepD2DqZT10:42 AM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Wednesday’s @lockedonlakers podcast! We put in perspective what it means for LeBron to become the all-time leading scorer, and for the Lakers to have lost to OKC in the process. @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
Subscribe. Rate. Enjoy. Thx!
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/leb…10:42 AM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
The NBA’s greatest scorer may also have the game’s greatest memory. Took some book reporting and wrote on LeBron James’ incredible photographic recall @YahooSports: sports.yahoo.com/after-becoming…10:40 AM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
And I don’t mean “take your pick” sarcastically. It’s whatever is more important to you. LeBron will never be 6-0 in the Finals. That matters to a lot of ppl. MJ will never be as great for as long as LeBron was, nor have the scoring title. That matters to a lot of ppl, too. – 10:40 AM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
LeBron James had every intention of breaking the NBA scoring record against the Thunder, like Babe Ruth calling his shot, ⁦@The Athletictheathletic.com/4166769/2023/0…10:39 AM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Column: On @LeBron James and a settled G.O.A.T debate si.com/nba/2023/02/08…10:35 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: LeBron James is the All-Time Leading Scorer; Scouting the Trade Market with @Danny Leroux
For even more trade-deadline coverage – including our Mock Trade Deadline – subscribe to Dunc’d On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:
https://t.co/XwHnWUJ7Th pic.twitter.com/et4VIpCZiI10:32 AM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Let LeBron have his moment. Appreciate him for what he’s done & will continue to do. Salute his sustained greatness. But there is no need mention you know who, because you know what? LeBron will always be one of one; will always be the legend who exceeded expectations & the hype. – 10:29 AM
Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli
LeBron James became the league’s all-time scoring leader last night, a record that stood for nearly 39 years. He made sure all the people he loves most were there, and couldn’t help the tears after he’d done it. With: @Sopan Deb nytimes.com/2023/02/07/spo…10:22 AM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Kenrich Williams will be the answer to a LeBron James trivia question for decades.
“He joins Mark Eaton among the great contesters of Hall of Fame players,” coach Mark Daigneault joked.
But he also seemed proud Williams was the guy. At @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/4166714/2023/0…10:21 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most all-time points by an active player:
38,390 — LeBron James
[huge gap]
26,684 — Kevin Durant
24,233 — James Harden
24,125 — Russell Westbrook pic.twitter.com/HCYUdcWq2x10:16 AM

StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron James is now
1st in points
1st in playoff points
2nd in Finals points
4th in assists
2nd in playoff assists
2nd in Finals assists
9th in steals
1st in playoff steals
2nd in Finals steals
9th in 3-pointers
3rd in playoff 3-pointers
3rd in Finals 3-pointers pic.twitter.com/i4S1URGOE510:10 AM

Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Mike and Magic, fairly or not, were perceived as the purer “winners,” but once Magic and Bird faded, Mike never faced an individual foe as truly great as Durant or Curry, much less both together.
LeBron: First among equals. – 10:06 AM
Chris Herrington @ChrisHerrington
Of the hoops Mt. Rushmore (Kareem, Mike, LeBron, Magic), LeBron and Kareem had the unbroken, generation-long spans of greatness, from teen phenom to still elite in their late 30s.
Kareem and Mike were positional archetypes, but Magic and LeBron exploded positional convention. – 10:05 AM
Trey Kerby @treykerby
Ranking all 38,390 of LeBron’s points live right now: youtube.com/watch?v=LePliq…10:04 AM
Harrison Barnes @hbarnes
Last night was legendary. Congrats @kingjames 🫡 – 10:03 AM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
“As LeBron James approached Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record, my memory of the former Cavs star went into overdrive,” writes @terrypluto. cleveland.com/cavs/2023/02/e…10:01 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After LeBron James made history on Tuesday night, Steph Curry chimed in to congratulate the NBA’s new all-time leading scorer. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/07/war…10:00 AM
Get Up @GetUpESPN
.@JalenRose on LeBron becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer:
“It’s arguably the greatest feat one individual can accomplish. … In the modern era, LeBron James has proven to be the most versatile player of his generation.” 🙌 pic.twitter.com/IYDd4RekBi10:00 AM

Trey Kerby @treykerby
The LeBron James of basketball: youtube.com/watch?v=LePliq…10:00 AM
Yu Fu @YuFuTroy
LeBron James Stats NBA Record | NBA.com
NBA is doing scrollytelling! nba.com/lebron-james-s…9:59 AM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
My maiden audio essay pays tribute to LeBron James’ rise to the NBA’s all-time scoring mountaintop: marcstein.substack.com/p/audio-dispat…9:57 AM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Here’s me diving deep into the mind-boggling numbers behind LeBron James becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer: sports.yahoo.com/lebron-james-s… pic.twitter.com/8I4nbE7t7s9:54 AM

Michael Dugat @mdug
Not going to pick one over the other, but I do feel lucky to have been able to watch both Jordan and LeBron in real time and experience the gifts they gave us on the court.
Last night was fun to watch and I’m glad I got to witness it as a fan of the game. – 9:53 AM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
The Dec. 4, 1999 Akron Beacon Journal covered the debut of a freshman basketball player at St. Vincent-St. Mary named LeBron James but not until the 11th paragraph. He was “very impressive.”
The article’s author: @WindhorstESPN pic.twitter.com/w8KRxg1IAF9:51 AM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Here’s @YourManDevine on the evolution of LeBron James’ offensive arsenal, and how it mirrored the NBA’s own progression: sports.yahoo.com/the-evolution-… pic.twitter.com/Y3kI1TNN8c9:51 AM

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
ICYMI yesterday: On LeBron’s journey to the scoring record, with insight from teammates, coaches, opponents who guarded him, and LeBron himself breaking down some film clips from key games:
espn.com/nba/insider/st…9:51 AM
Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN
LeBron James’ journey to the all-time scoring record was one of discipline, obsession and deep desire to squeeze everything out of his career (w/@Ramona Shelburne): espn.com/nba/story/_/id…9:48 AM
Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN
LeBron James’ journey to the all-time scoring record was a journey of discipline, obsession and deep desire to squeeze everything out of his career (w/@Ramona Shelburne):
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…9:46 AM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
LeBron James is now atop the NBA’s scoring mountain. But we should not forget or dismiss the man whose record stood for almost 39 years, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He is, in many ways, LeBron’s cultural and on-court touchstone. In @TheAthletic: bit.ly/3XnOlfi9:45 AM
Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
LeBron James is the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. What a journey from the first time the world noticed LeBron — Sept. 16, 1994 when the Akron Beacon Journal wrote about a Pee Wee football running back who scored 3 TDs in one game. In 1998, the ABJ noticed him in basketball, too. pic.twitter.com/5wrIToX0Lm9:45 AM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Dunc’d On Prime: LeBron James is the All-Time Leading Scorer; Scouting the Trade Market with @Nate Duncan
For even more trade-deadline coverage – including our Mock Trade Deadline – subscribe to Dunc’d On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:
https://t.co/5sB3pYbpEX pic.twitter.com/UJX4dxFQfq9:44 AM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Since we talking Bron, I’m still thinking about when I walked to the court to get pregame video this season and this is the first thing that happened LOL pic.twitter.com/emK6m1NPmZ9:41 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
This week on Succession: Logan attends LeBron’s record-breaker but doesn’t like his seat; Kendall gets stuck in traffic on way to game and flips out; cousin Greg spills mustard on Jay-Z; Shiv sells Tom’s ticket and gets on Kiss Cam; Roman boos Kareem; Connor doesn’t care. – 9:41 AM
Get Up @GetUpESPN
Who is the 🐐: MJ or LeBron?
@Brian Windhorst makes a case for each 👀 pic.twitter.com/Q5tlehMeFB9:40 AM

Mike Vorkunov @MikeVorkunov
Google with a fun thing today. If you google LeBron James it dumps a bunch Lebron themed confetti on the screen, from basketball to crowns pic.twitter.com/kKJonmE1EL9:38 AM

Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Here’s @JakeLFischer on the secret weapon that unlocked the final level for LeBron James — his memory: sports.yahoo.com/after-becoming… pic.twitter.com/p8c4aF9aEG9:37 AM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Re: what last night means for LeBron’s GOAT case, he now has the ultimate numbers argument. He won’t ever be 6-0 in the Finals, but he will have more points, reb, ast, Finals app. than MJ. “NBA’s all-time scorer” is in the first sentence of what was already a loaded resumé. – 9:31 AM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
ICYMI: Where LeBron James’s all-time scoring record might end up, how unbreakable it may be, and who might have a chance to challenge it
theathletic.com/4142981/2023/0…9:19 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Thread. The AP’s coverage of LeBron James breaking the NBA scoring record …
It happened: King James is the Scoring King
apnews.com/article/lebron…9:15 AM
Is LeBron James — the NBA’s all-time scoring leader — a scorer? Why would anyone ask this question? @outsidethenba examines cbssports.com/nba/news/lebro…9:14 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dunc’d On Prime: LeBron James is the All-Time Leading Scorer; Scouting the Trade Market with @Danny Leroux
For even more trade-deadline coverage – including our Mock Trade Deadline – subscribe to Dunc’d On Prime with our Mock Trade Deadline Sale:
https://t.co/XwHnWUIA3J pic.twitter.com/1B8hbzGsWD9:11 AM

Get Up @GetUpESPN
“I don’t know that we can truly comprehend the sustained greatness that we’ve had the opportunity to see from LeBron James.” —@McNuttMonica 👏 pic.twitter.com/gXhaEnfBfi9:08 AM

All eyes on the next big scoring event for LeBron 📈 pic.twitter.com/JUaN0Z9RWM9:03 AM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
FYI: you don’t have to talk about MJ today… it’s okay to just give LeBron some flowers – 8:56 AM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Last month, LeBron named KD, Kyrie, Embiid, Giannis, and Luka as the five players who had the best chance at one day breaking his scoring record.
Here’s what would need to happen for each of those guys to get there:
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/le…8:54 AM
Dwyane Wade @DwyaneWade
Legendary moment. Congratulations brother! 38390 👑 @LeBron James pic.twitter.com/AjuwzGwBQN8:37 AM

Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner
On LeBron James and the many contradictions of the scoring king: washingtonpost.com/sports/2023/02…8:28 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
LeBron James last night:
✅ 38 PTS
✅ 13-20 FG
✅ 8-10 FT
James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
Abdul-Jabbar had held the record since April 5, 1984, a period of 14,187 days. James was 97 days old then.
More: https://t.co/RzqeeTsZYq pic.twitter.com/3ARSRaHMtW8:28 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
NBA, sports world reacts to LeBron James setting all-time scoring record nba.nbcsports.com/2023/02/08/nba…8:00 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Nando De Colo wasn’t happy with the French sports minister’s Amelia Oudea-Castera message 😬
ASVEL guard responded to the French sports minister after she congratulated LeBron James:
basketnews.com/news-184976-na…7:49 AM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Here’s @Vincent Goodwill on scene in Los Angeles, where LeBron James took center stage and delivered his moment: https://t.co/yNy91uLNUX pic.twitter.com/Vv2wobr1Lk7:40 AM

Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
You did it, @LeBron James. You finally did it. You cracked the previously elusive Posh 86-Year-Old English Woman market. – 7:26 AM
Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Make sure to google LeBron James today. Pretty cool – 6:42 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Nikola Jokic speaks of LeBron James with great respect: “The guy didn’t have a prime, he’s been in his prime for 20 years” #NBA
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14…6:33 AM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
LeBron James: “If I was a GM and I had the No. 1 pick, I’d take me. But that’s just me because I believe in myself. I know what I bring to the table.” pic.twitter.com/DaJPkm4rHM6:27 AM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
“If he come, he can just hop on our bandwagon.”
Darius Miles, Ricky Davis and the 2003 Cavs had some legendary takes on drafting LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/VyUQHKT1Dz6:17 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
All hail the king 🤴 #LeBronJames pic.twitter.com/Ws2mJbG3Gd5:32 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
My dispatch on LeBron becoming the all-time leading scorer:
“When Kareem broke the record back then, Chick Hearn famously said, ‘A record that will never be broken’ because we couldn’t imagine a player like LeBron,” Lakers governor Jeanie Buss told me.
foxsports.com/stories/nba/ho…5:12 AM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
What’s next for LeBron James after breaking the scoring record?
‘I Need To Be On The Floor With My Boy’
From @ForbesSports
forbes.com/sites/adamzago…5:02 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
“That moment was one of them when I kinda teared up a little bit. It was ‘I can’t believe what’s going on’ tears.”
LeBron James gave the world a show in his ascension to the NBA scoring throne. Then, seeing his loved ones, he couldn’t contain himself: ocregister.com/2023/02/07/lak…3:39 AM
Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN
In Sacramento in ‘03, LeBron was so nervous then so relieved when he made his 1st hoop, a fade away
Tonight in LA, LeBron was so full of energy then so contented basking in the embrace of the basketball world after he made the record hoop, a fade away
Thanks for the memories – 3:38 AM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Don’t miss The Jump live at 830pm tonight on @ESPNAusNZ!
🏀 NBL MVP Xavier Cooks joins the show
🏀 LeBron passes Kareem
🏀 Play-In Tournament preview
🏀 Truth or trash pic.twitter.com/Px2M9PvzRk3:37 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
NBA family reacts as LeBron James breaks career scoring record
sportando.basketball/en/nba-family-…3:35 AM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for NBA career scoring record
sportando.basketball/en/lebron-jame…3:33 AM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NEW episode of Pickaxe and Roll:
On Denver’s dominant win over Minnesota that saw a first half Joker triple-double and MPJ dominance.
Plus, LeBron and trade deadline predictions:
youtube.com/watch?v=S-0J7-… pic.twitter.com/Tzls5qC2o33:30 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron cements place in NBA, Lakers pantheon with all-time scoring record nba.nbcsports.com/2023/02/08/leb…3:27 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron on if he’s the GOAT:
“If I was the GM or whatever the case may be of a franchise I was starting up and I had the number one pick, I would take me.” – 3:09 AM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
When LeBron James made history Tuesday night, Kenrich Williams became a historical footnote.
What the moment was like from Williams’ perspective: oklahoman.com/story/sports/n…3:03 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron: “I write that ‘Man in the Arena’ on my shoe every single night, from Theodore Roosevelt. Tonight I actually felt like I was like sitting on top of arena. When that shot went in and the roar from the from the crowd, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to feel that feeling again” – 2:54 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime: LeBron James is the All-Time Leading Scorer; Scouting the Trade Market
with @Danny Leroux. Only 2 days left to grab our special Trade Deadline sale https://t.co/XSgwN6Csyi pic.twitter.com/cG9RzKW7v02:50 AM

Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
New BS Podcast
—Went to LeBron’s record-breaking night and it was AWESOME (and weird, too)
—Big pic thoughts on how LeBron got there
—Is he completely screwed w/ this Lakers team?
—Best Phi/KC storylines w/ @pschrags
Listen on Spotify: https://t.co/LS05oBop9p
PS: I took this ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/G5T9qY3KTK2:43 AM

LeBron James touts himself as GOAT after breaking scoring record: ‘If I had No. 1 pick, I would take me’
cbssports.com/nba/news/lebro…2:38 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Perhaps we retire the LeBron/MJ GOAT debate. Not because either one has a more rightful claim. Because both kinds of greatness can exist. Celebrate both. pic.twitter.com/YjcC5Cq8sF2:35 AM

BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Nikola Jokic knows – LeBron James was a star since day one ☝️ pic.twitter.com/x0oAriwmyl2:32 AM

Khris Middleton @Khris22m
Congrats!! @LeBron James #38,388 🙌🏾🙌🏾 – 2:26 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Nike founder Phil Knight congratulates Lakers’ LeBron James.
LeBron James: “I’m so happy you were here.”
Phil Knight: “I wouldn’t have missed it.” pic.twitter.com/uZRkSOqfKQ2:24 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
NEW all-time scoring leader: LeBron James #NBA
📽️ Special moment
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/14…2:24 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
I’ll be shocked if Bron plays on Thursday lol – 2:19 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ran into Ty Lue in the hallway between the locker rooms here at Crytpo — glad he was in town tonight to see LeBron move into first all time on the NBA’s scoring ledger. – 2:17 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron: “I was taught the right way to play the game for 10 years, and I knew that it worked. There’s a lot of people not teaching the game the right way. I came from a group of guys and coaches that taught us to play the right way.” – 2:14 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
LeBron broke the record with the fadeaway. But he knows how people wanted him to pass Kareem. pic.twitter.com/U8Q6z5Y0032:14 AM

Juan Toscano-Anderson @juanonjuan10
Got to watch Bron break the scoring record, and watched Steph break the 3pt record. Basketball royalty! Ima tell my kids all about it – 2:13 AM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
LeBron is asked where he ranks now in the GOAT debate after adding the all-time scoring record to his resume pic.twitter.com/baMyJ44d0A2:11 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James kind of joked but was also partly serious that he wanted to set the record tonight because “my boys leave on a red eye tomorrow night.” – 2:11 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Lakers’ LeBron James on the GOAT debate: “It’s great barbershop talk. It’s going to happen forever and ever… If I was a GM, or whatever the case may be, of a franchise that was starting up and I had the number one pick, I’d take me.” pic.twitter.com/EtS9GP2gca2:11 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Asked where this ranks amongst all his accomplishments, @LeBron James said:
“Championships are at the top, because I’m a team-first guy. You can’t be great in this league without great teammates, great coaches. The championships will always sit at the top for me.” – 2:10 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron said he wore a headband today because he started his NBA journey wearing one. – 2:10 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Asked about the GOAT debate, LeBron said:
“I don’t know, I think it’s great barbershop (debate) … If I was a GM and I had the No. 1 pick, I’d take me. I believe in myself … I can’t take nobody over me.” – 2:09 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
On the shot that set the record, LeBron said he was “Able to get to a really good spot on the floor where I’m really comfortable,” and swish it home. He knew that many wanted him to shoot a hook shot, representing Kareem, but he took a fadeaway he’s taken so often in the flow. – 2:08 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Alexander: LeBron Watch ends emotionally, and successfully: “A night of high anticipation … reached its intended conclusion with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter of the Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.”
ocregister.com/2023/02/07/ale…2:07 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
LeBron James on his new scoring record: “This was not a goal for me, that’s why it’s so surreal. Why it’s weird for me.” – 2:04 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
LeBron James, on the GOAT conversation, said if he was a GM starting a team, “I’d take me” – 2:04 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James on if he’s the GOAT pic.twitter.com/nBlYfdCeCl2:03 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron broke the record on a fadeaway. He mused, “A lot of people wanted me to go to the sky hook or use one of my signature dunks.” – 2:00 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron James: “I don’t think it hit me yet.” pic.twitter.com/TuOIeCThpQ1:58 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James: “As much as I tried to live in the moment, it was really a blur.” – 1:57 AM
Bill Reiter @sportsreiter
Wrote this for @CBS NBA on LeBron, Kareem, Jordan, history and how some truths come whether we like them or not. cbssports.com/nba/news/lebro…1:57 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron: “I don’t think it has hit me.” – 1:57 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Draymond Green took to Twitter to congratulate LeBron James for his historic accomplishment. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/07/war…1:55 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Kareem was ecstatic seeing LeBron close in on his record 😳😅
pic.twitter.com/Y9JBMY9cZp1:53 AM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
The shot for LeBron to break record pic.twitter.com/quXBxj3AZR1:50 AM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
What more does LeBron have to do to be considered the greatest of all time? If you list even one answer. You’re just hating and refuse to acknowledge greatness. Because you can’t recognize it when it’s right in front of you. – 1:49 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Kenrich Williams, the player over whom LeBron hit THE shot is OK with his place in history: “I told my wife, you can take it two ways: Hold him under what he needed to score – 36? Or you can be a part of history. I’m always looking at the positives, so I’m a part of history.” pic.twitter.com/I8il2l6wLc1:47 AM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
If you combine regular season and playoff scoring, LeBron has:
* 1,872 points on Kareem
* 6,738 points on Kobe
* 7,742 points on MJ
* 14,478 points on KD – 1:45 AM
Chuck Swirsky @ctsbulls
For just one day—-just one…can some of you please celebrate the greatness of LeBron James and put the disparaging comments aside. Thank you. – 1:44 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
I just realized that LeBron only scored two points after breaking the record, and only took two shots afterward, period. Perfect distillation of how disjointed the Lakers were this entire game. Incredible achievement by LeBron, but the team was just rudderless. AK – 1:43 AM
Clint Capela @CapelaClint
ALL TIME LEADING SCORER. THE CHOSEN ONE for a reason. Congrats @LeBron James 👑 🔥 – 1:41 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
LeBron James reliving THAT moment through Bronny’s phone 🤘
pic.twitter.com/ECpPD598TX1:36 AM
Bron & Bronny. Wholesome ❤️
(via @Dave McMenamin) pic.twitter.com/qxjWlqNi8h1:36 AM

Danny Green @DGreen_14
Congrats King!!!! @LeBron James still accomplishing the unimaginable!!!💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #Legendary1:33 AM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After LeBron James made history on Tuesday night, Steph Curry chimed in to congratulate the NBA’s new all-time leading scorer. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2023/02/07/war…1:30 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
LeBron will finish all-time No. 1 in scoring and No. 3 in assists. To say he lived up to expectation doesn’t do it justice. Because no one expected him to do that. He destroyed expectations. – 1:27 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Bronny James shows his dad the video he took of LeBron hitting the record-breaking shot. Sounds like Bronny knew the fade was coming. pic.twitter.com/FtnYKRQu6w1:23 AM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
– LeBron breaks Kareem’s all-time scoring record
– Lakers lose biggest game of the season
– Fan calls
Talking about it all right now, join us.
📺 https://t.co/fQT4BpLqQH pic.twitter.com/SpMOrzfSVK1:21 AM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Bronny showing LeBron the clip he got of him breaking the scoring record pic.twitter.com/3M7x852JDk1:20 AM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Everything about that game was fitting for LeBron’s amazing, yet somewhat sad twilight:
-He scored his 38 in a zillion different ways, showing off the diversity of his game
-His 13th-seeded team lost a must-win game to the 12 seed. – 1:20 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Bronny and Bryce are hanging out in the Lakers locker room chatting with their dad.
LeBron to Bronny: “Y’all were sitting next to Phil Knight, right? He try to recruit you to Oregon?”
Bronny says no, but I’m sure @Bill Oram will continue to wonder. – 1:19 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James just turned to his kids in the locker room and said, “Which one of y’all is going to break my record?” One of them responded, saying, “We’ll be two and three.” – 1:17 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron chokes back tears after becoming the league’s all-time leading scorer pic.twitter.com/cFQY4IDyoC1:17 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Weird stat: LeBron has a higher overall points per game with the Lakers than he did with either the Cavs or the Heat – 1:16 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Noted LeBron fan Shannon Sharpe tells LeBron: “You saved me a lot of money. I was coming back Thursday.” pic.twitter.com/10s2cofSIF1:16 AM

Garrett Temple @GTemp17
Crazy to see this happening!! Congrats @LeBron James !!! #History1:15 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
“It’s never gotten my juices flowing. I’m there now because I never, ever thought about it. The only thing I ever thought about was winning championships, maybe a couple MVPs, maybe defensive player of the year. But scoring … never on my mind.” – LeBron
apnews.com/article/lebron…1:14 AM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
🐐 GOAT vs. GOAT 🐐
We pit LeBron James against Michael Jordan at pretty much everything. pic.twitter.com/Cj0ICLsFfE1:12 AM

LeBron James breaks NBA scoring record: 25 numbers to know as one of sports’ most hallowed marks falls
cbssports.com/nba/news/lebro…1:10 AM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Nikola Jokić on LeBron James becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer:
“The guy didn’t have a prime, he’s been in his prime for 20 years.” pic.twitter.com/J0GvR1Cu651:09 AM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Would’ve liked someone on tnt to ask LeBron about foot problem that forced him to leave the floor near the end.., – 1:09 AM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
With this shot, LeBron James is NBA’s all-time leading scorer 🔥
38,388 points and counting 👌
pic.twitter.com/eoKdwB6sxn1:08 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
LeBron James 🤝 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pic.twitter.com/kFHk7UJyZ21:08 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Darvin Ham: “He gave the people what they wanted, in true LeBron fashion” – 1:08 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Lakers coach Darvin Ham: “It sucks we didn’t get the win on a night like this, but there’s a lot of things to pull from it, a lot of things to take away.”
(LeBron’s all-time scoring record topping the list.) – 1:07 AM
Lance Stephenson @StephensonLance
Congratulations to @LeBron James super legendary kept making history 💪🏿 – 1:04 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
The moments after LeBron broke the record pic.twitter.com/leR2xQEWn51:03 AM

Talen Horton-Tucker @Thortontucker
#38388 Salute to the 👑 1of1 killa!! @LeBron James1:03 AM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
For the next hour, @Brian Windhorst, @Tim MacMahon and I will be on ESPN Radio talking about LeBron James becoming the all-time scoring champion, plus a little trade deadline talk. Tune in now! – 1:03 AM
LeBron James and son Bronny share prophetic moment on way to scoring record: ‘Go ahead and get it’
cbssports.com/nba/news/lebro…1:02 AM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic on LeBron James: “The guy didn’t have a prime, he’s in the prime for 20 years.”
Called him a true idol and someone to admire. Said he could never imagine playing as long as LeBron has. – 1:01 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
What’s the point of interviewing Kareem just to have Bron in the tunnel at the same time? – 1:00 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
“I feel like I’m the best to ever play this game.” – LeBron – 12:58 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Lakers’ LeBron James & family celebrate his NBA scoring record pic.twitter.com/4bZmDTSbsO12:56 AM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
LeBron James daps up super fan Shannon Sharpe pic.twitter.com/SCgymkJ3qt12:55 AM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
LeBron breaking one of the biggest records in sports, NBA legends and celebrities in attendance, playoff atmosphere, 2nd night of a road B2B, LA mounted a comeback.
Really promising for OKC’s future that the NBA’s youngest team played so composed and got a win on this stage. – 12:53 AM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Thunder players looking on, and J-Dub grabbing a theragun, after LeBron made history. pic.twitter.com/JWHWp3MRpE12:53 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
really loved going back and re-watching some of these games.
game 6 of the 2012 ecf will always be lebron’s marquee performance. his career could’ve gone in a different direction without it. no player will ever feel more pressure than he did that night: theringer.com/nba/2023/2/8/2…12:53 AM
RJ Hampton @RjHampton14
Legendary @LeBron James 💐💐💐 – 12:53 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shoutout to LeBron James. Truly amazed I get paid to cover stuff like this as my job and it’s all thanks to y’all reading this tweet supporting my work. Crazy cool stuff. 👑 pic.twitter.com/x2BOMfm34k12:52 AM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
LeBron James is the NBA’s all-time scoring leader, which will raise anew the GOAT debate.
To which the proper answer should be: Who cares? Just savor James’ greatness, like we savored MJ’s greatness.
For @NBCSChicago: nbcsports.com/chicago/bulls/…12:51 AM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
Am I wrong, or did LeBron just say he can still help any franchise compete for a championship? – 12:51 AM
Jabari Walker @JabariWalker
Feels like bron retiring. What the heck😭 – 12:50 AM
Draymond Green @Money23Green
Congrats my brother @LeBron James 🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐🐐 not hearing anything they sayin!! #38388 – 12:49 AM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
On the night LeBron broke the scoring record, he played great, Anthony Davis wilted, OKC had 76 first-half points and beat the Lakers. 133-130. James couldn’t finish the game due to a foot issue. Kareem was gracious, then returned to his seat to sip on an adult beverage. – 12:48 AM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
LeBron setting the all-time scoring record in a loss to OKC
Sachin getting his 100th hundred in a loss to Bangladesh
same vibes – 12:48 AM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
FINAL: Thunder 133, Lakers 130
SGA – 30 points, 8 assists
JDub – 25 points
Giddey – 20 points
JWill – 14 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists
LeBron – 38 points
Westbrook – 27 points, 8 assists
OKC is now 26-28 – 12:47 AM
Trae Young @TheTraeYoung
Witnessed Greatness. The Blueprint is there.!
Congrats @LeBron James 👊🏽🔥🖤 – 12:47 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron in the loss:
38 PTS
13-20 FG
4-6 3P
The most points in NBA history.  pic.twitter.com/TV2ejGmhUo12:47 AM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Happy for LeBron. Happy for the Lakers losing – 12:47 AM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
Do not take the Lakers getting worked by the team they are chasing for 12th place on the night LeBron James set the all-time scoring record for granted #Witness #Greatness12:47 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Exchange between me and my daughter:
Me: LeBron set a record tonight. He became the all-time leading scorer in NBA history.
Daughter: Who did he pass?
Me: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Daughter: Where was Kobe?
Me: He’s #4.
Daughter: He should be higher.
Me: Well, he tried.
AK – 12:46 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tonight
30 PTS
9-17 shooting
11-12 from the line
1-1 from 3
Improved his All Star draft stock with Team LeBron. pic.twitter.com/arAzhluKyD12:46 AM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Thunder 133, Lakers 130
LeBron James scores 38 points, passing Kareem to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. An incredible and historic moment. Unfortunately for LA, it came in a loss, which has been a trend in his milestone games.
Up next: vs. MIL on Thursday. – 12:46 AM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron just embraced with Clippers coach Ty Lue – 12:44 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Ty Lue just emerged from the locker room tunnel to congratulate LeBron James. – 12:44 AM
Jay and Bron. #BlackHistoryAlways pic.twitter.com/fHKNsr3I2912:44 AM

Harry Giles @HGiiizzle
Congrats to @LeBron James 🔥🔥🔥 been an inspiration my whole life – 12:43 AM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
What NBA players are saying.
Some jumped on the LeBron GOAT bandwagon tonight.
hoopshype.com/lists/nba-play…12:38 AM
Tyus Jones @1Tyus
Congrats! @LeBron James12:38 AM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic on LeBron James: “If you want to have an idol, he’s someone you can look up to. He’s always in shape. He’s always leading the team. He’s won championships.” – 12:36 AM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Been an incredible run. For LeBron, too. Congrats 👑 pic.twitter.com/PoZrfNRG5S12:36 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers offense
First Q: 34 points
Second Q: 32 points
Third Q: 33 points
*LeBron breaks the record and there’s a long stoppage*
Fourth Q: 23 points
ummm – 12:36 AM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
LeBron James is now a 4-time NBA champion, the leading scorer in the history of the NBA and isn’t done yet. What do you think? Photo: John Kuntz, clevelanddotcom #Cavs pic.twitter.com/tmJ5MgyMYu12:36 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic on LeBron James: “I think the guy didn’t have a prime. He’s been in his prime for 20 years.” – 12:35 AM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
On a jumper with 10.9 seconds left in the 3rd quarter of the Lakers and Thunder, LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leader scorer. 38,388 points! Can’t believe I was here to see it. pic.twitter.com/3wHIaKCNqY12:35 AM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Man how do you lose the LeBron record game? – 12:35 AM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
Also enjoyed working with the very talented folks at @UpshotNYT, including @kkrebeccalai and @EveSuane, to put together some amazing charts comparing/contrasting LBJ and Kareem’s path to the record:
nytimes.com/interactive/20…12:35 AM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
With LeBron James now on top of the NBA’s all-time scoring list, players and coaches who’ve played with and against him over the years reflect on his impact on the league and the game, in @TheAthletic:
bit.ly/3RJyRkr12:35 AM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
Lakers’ record when LeBron passed Kareem: 25-29
Spurs’ record when Popovich passed Nellie: 26-41
Giants’ record when Bonds passed Hank: 48-62
Longevity can be miserable. Even for the greats. – 12:35 AM
Zach Kram @zachkram
LeBron reaching the record as the Thunder run his team off the floor is such a perfect encapsulation of this Lakers season – 12:34 AM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
A piece on how LeBron scored as much as he did, featuring cameos from many, many notable basketball figures. Enjoyed this anecdote from Doc Rivers. https://t.co/utla3pq8wm pic.twitter.com/2ug8e7PSZq12:33 AM

The Ringer @ringernba
LeBron is officially the NBA’s all-time leading scorer!
@Zach Kram breaks down the key factors that helped LeBron become the best scorer ever: youtu.be/58khRc5eY2012:33 AM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
players with more points than anthony davis in this game: lebron james, russell westbrook, shai gilgeous-alexander, rui hachimura, jalen williams, jaylin williams, isaiah joe, mike muscala, and josh giddey, – 12:33 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Wilt Chamberlain held the No. 1 spot for 18 years. Kareem had it for 38 years.
Given LeBron could finish with 45,000 points in 25 years. He could be the last scoring leader ever. – 12:31 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Lebron definitely got hurt my the game being stopped. Old guy tax. He’s no longer loose – 12:30 AM
Onyeka Okongwu @BigO21_
Legendary 👑 Congrats @LeBron James12:30 AM
Bismack Biyombo @bismackbiyombo
Got to respect what Lebron as done for the game- Wow! God bless you 🙏🏾🙌🏾 – 12:29 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Statement from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer: pic.twitter.com/JRD9wa924H12:29 AM

Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
LeBron and AD are getting worked by a team anchored by Mike Muscala – 12:29 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
AD playing like watching Bron break the record wore him out – 12:29 AM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Okay now that the LeBron part of this game is out of the way, can someone tell me why it looks like Anthony Davis is running with cinderblocks on his feet tonight – 12:29 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
“Quite amazingly, LeBron continues to play at an elite level and his basketball history is still being written.”
—Adam Silver on LeBron James – 12:29 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
LeBron was legendary in that moment too.
“Fuck, man. Thank you guys”. #NBA #LakeShow
pic.twitter.com/bzn3LOYxD412:28 AM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
NBA commissioner Adam Silver issues statement on LeBron James: pic.twitter.com/tp9oDGlQHT12:28 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Check out LeBron’s road to 38,388: pic.twitter.com/jmEKWzLaMF12:27 AM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
LeBron James, of Akron, Ohio, is the NBA’s all-time scoring king, @The Athletic theathletic.com/4165535/2023/0…12:25 AM
Chris Paul @CP3
38388 and counting… congratulations @LeBron James!! – 12:25 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James, the No. 1 scorer in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/RFUJqPTPLW12:24 AM

Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
LeBron’s durability is amazing & his ability to play w/ injury has been a driving force in breaking this record. I have 165 injury events logged for LBJ, including 32 ankle sprains, tendinitis, pleurisy, a parotid gland tumor, a G2 groin injury, & numerous other strains & sprains – 12:24 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
This is Mycareer stuff for Jalen Williams. I would be having an out of body experience. Lakers fan/Kobe Stan, historic venue, historic night, defending LeBron James, having one of his best games of his career 21 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals, a block. – 12:22 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
All time regular season scoring:
1) LeBron: 38,388
2) Kareem: 38,387
All time playoff scoring:
1) LeBron: 7,631
2) Jordan: 5,987 – 12:22 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron James has broken the NBA record many thought was untouchable. pic.twitter.com/XNNP9yoifT12:22 AM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
LeBron is the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. And still in his prime. – 12:22 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
On-court view of LeBron James accepting a ceremonial basketball from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the passing of the torch from the man who held the NBA all-time scoring record for nearly 40 years. pic.twitter.com/cMG2DffTCN12:22 AM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
TCU ex Kenrich Williams has had a VERY close view of history. Dirk moved past Wilt with a jumper over him. And now tonight LeBron makes ultimate history at his expense. – 12:21 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
38,388 points at 38 years old.
On 2/7/23 with a career 27.23 PPG.
LeBron reading his career script: pic.twitter.com/dVS9wY4wh612:21 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch LeBron James set NBA all-time scoring record nba.nbcsports.com/2023/02/08/wat…12:20 AM
Elfrid Payton @elfrid
That’s so impressive Bron! – 12:20 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
It’s fitting that LeBron broke the record on a jumper, which used to be what opponents dared him to take as a strategy. Speaks to the work LeBron has put into becoming a truly compete scorer. AK – 12:19 AM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
The youngest player to ever average 30 points per game, James, at 38, is on pace to be the oldest. LeBron James will break LeBron James’ scoring record many, many, many times. (Games won’t be stopped each time, however.) – 12:17 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
The moment @LeBron James became the NBA’s regular season scoring 👑: pic.twitter.com/S4J77V5bg712:17 AM

Dwight Howard @DwightHoward
He really said he could be the scoring title. And went and did it. Congrats @LeBron James Gotta believe it to see it. – 12:16 AM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
Send some love to LeBron James, the NBA’s new all-time leading scorer! #LeBronJames pic.twitter.com/WVFrZRN0V312:16 AM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
In the last half an hour or so I’ve seen a commercial about shaving pubic hair, LeBron saying “fuck” on national tv, and a trailer for a movie called Cocaine Bear. Why wasn’t basic cable like this when I was a kid? – 12:15 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron is the first newly crowned NBA scoring record-holder to say a bad word on national TV 10 minutes after breaking the record. I thought Joe Fulks might have, but I was wrong. – 12:15 AM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Lakers’ LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader pic.twitter.com/TxBqlPwbA012:15 AM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
President Joe Biden with a congratulatory video for LeBron James becoming the All-time leading scorer – 12:15 AM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James has gotten prerecorded congratulatory messages over the jumbotron from his wife, three children and President Joe Biden so far. – 12:15 AM
Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
Of course, we at @TheAthletic and @TheAthleticNBA have you covered when it comes to LeBron’s record-breaking career: theathletic.com/4142567/2023/0…12:15 AM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
joe biden gave a state of the union address and still had time to thank lebron tonight. amazing. – 12:15 AM
Victor Oladipo @VicOladipo
Wow first Beyoncé now Lebron #LivingLegends 🐐🐐👑👑 – 12:14 AM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
This quote from @Giannis Antetokounmpo leads our story at The Athletic about LeBron James becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer:
“Obviously, this is the blueprint that I want to follow.”
At @TheAthletic: theathletic.com/4142567/2023/0…12:14 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron and Kareem stand side-by-side pic.twitter.com/5xFGKipTnR12:14 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
When LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer pic.twitter.com/woWnDg0f7s12:14 AM

Payal Doshi @PayalDoshiTV
That was legendary! All hail the new all-time scoring leader @LeBron James. – 12:14 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Captured for posterity. Check out the memo on LeBron James at the bottom of the page. pic.twitter.com/r2o7blkK1u12:14 AM

Nick Wright @getnickwright
The other guys to get to 30K+ points were shells of themselves at the end.
Wilt was 13ppg, Dirk 7ppg. MJ was 20ppg for the Wizards. Kobe was 18ppg on 36%. Malone was 13ppg when he cracked 35K. Kareem was 10ppg when he got 38K.
LeBron is averaging 30ppg for the 2nd straight yr. – 12:13 AM
Bogdan Bogdanovic @LeaderOfHorde
Congratulations to @LeBron James for becoming NBA all-time scoring leader!!!
True champion!!! Unbelievable competitor!!! Respect!!!
🙌👏👑 – 12:13 AM
Katy Winge @katywinge
Such a cool moment in NBA history. I feel so lucky to have watched LeBron James impact and change the game of basketball. – 12:13 AM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
LeBron concluded speech with, “fuk, man!” Expect a fine… – 12:13 AM
Alan Hahn @alanhahn
One of the great American stories is the story of LeBron James. – 12:13 AM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
I really hope that this moment will start to thaw the frosty relationship between LeBron & Kareem. Both have been great for the game. They’ve used their voices to push for social change. I honestly believe they could learn a lot from each other & have no excuse with both in LA. – 12:12 AM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
Drake with main character syndrome congratulating LeBron for breaking the record lmaoo – 12:12 AM
Tyrese Haliburton @TyHaliburton22
s/o Bron, the word generational can’t even explain it man – 12:11 AM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
So much history these last 2 days from Beyoncé to LeBron. And Jay-Z got to witness it all. Celebrating his wife first and now his friend! What an amazing 48 hours! – 12:11 AM
Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
When I covered LeBron James for the first time in 2003 I would have “never ever dreamed in a million years” I was seeing the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. Congratulations ⁦@LeBron James⁩. Thanks for the best memories of my career 🐐🥂 pic.twitter.com/WaBHG1M8kv12:10 AM

Larry Nance Jr @Larrydn22
First name greatest, last name ever..
👑 🐐
330’s very own – Congratulations @LeBron James12:10 AM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
This morning on @grindcitymedia’s Rise and Grind with @Michael Wallace, I talked about what to me has been the most impressive part of what LeBron has accomplished… pic.twitter.com/dR9SHjPdtl12:10 AM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
John Lucas saw a “savant” more than a year before LeBron’s NBA debut (earning a suspension to see it.) A year later, Stephen Silas was on James’ first coaching staff, saw a player who flourished in the spotlight, as we saw again tonight houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 12:10 AM
The Ringer @ringernba
The moment LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer 🙌
(📼 @NBA)
pic.twitter.com/cgD6qfudCH12:10 AM

Scott Cacciola @ScottCacciola
I’ll always cherish the month I spent tracking the number of emojis LeBron used on Instagram (1,172): nytimes.com/2019/12/17/spo…12:09 AM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
I’d be surprised if the Thunder players minded the stoppage too much. They’re young and grew up watching Bron. And they’re part of a historic moment.
But if they are mad, they can just, you know, win. – 12:09 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Of course LeBron would pass the record on this shot: ocregister.com/2023/02/05/do-…12:09 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
It is truly astronomical that LeBron James was ordained as a high school student and then he surpassed every expectation. Add that he did it in an era laden with more pitfalls than ever before. #kingjames12:08 AM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
End of 3Q: Thunder 104, Lakers 99
SGA – 27 points, 6 assists
Giddey – 16 points, 5 assists
JDub – 17 points
JWill – 12 points, 5 assists, 7 rebounds
LeBron – 36 points
Westbrook – 13 points, 7 assists – 12:08 AM
Larry Nance Jr @Larrydn22
First name ever, last name greatest..
👑 🐐
330’s very own – Congratulations @LeBron James12:08 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
LeBron is the youngest to:
10,000 points
20,000 points
30,000 points
38,388 points – 12:08 AM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
LeBron James has surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. King James ranks top-five in assists and free throws made, and top-10 in 3-pointers made, steals, and wins. He exceeded the hype and much more after coming into the NBA as a teenager from Akron. pic.twitter.com/IUl6tEHmeR12:08 AM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Lebron still playing at a top five overall level, and still with the desire to play well beyond this season, I don’t know if this record is going to be broken. Lebron legit has not declined offensively in 20 years. He could put this well out of reach – 12:07 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Fun fact: LeBron breaks the all-time scoring record on 2/7/23.
His career PPG at this very moment?
27.23. pic.twitter.com/UMN6YOpxAG12:07 AM

Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
LeBron was asked in his last game in Detroit if he would cry when he broke the all-time scoring record. He said he wouldn’t. He definitely got emotional. pic.twitter.com/cXE8pQkJ1m12:07 AM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
The new top 10 in NBA scoring all time:
1. LeBron James
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
3. Karl Malone
4. Kobe Bryant
5. Michael Jordan
6. Dirk Nowitzki
7. Wilt Chamberlain
8. Shaquille O’Neal
9. Carmelo Anthony
10. Moses Malone – 12:07 AM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
What an insane sports week.
LeBron James makes history.
NBA trade deadline.
Super Bowl LVII.
Kyrie Irving blockbuster trade.
Fun time to be a fan! – 12:07 AM
John Gonzalez @JohnGonzalez
LeBron lived up to the hype. @GrantWahl called it. Legends pic.twitter.com/LyeL1CKDAr12:07 AM

Nicolas Batum @nicolas88batum
Glad that our son could witness an historical moment like this one. Congrats LeBron, HUGE accomplishment 🙏🏽 – 12:07 AM
Eric Paschall @epaschall
Congratulations @LeBron James 👑 – 12:07 AM
Seth Curry @sdotcurry
All time scoring record is crazy. Witness history 🔥 @LeBron James12:07 AM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
LeBron using some of that late night basic cable language – 12:06 AM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
We have to realize how lucky we are all of us living the era of one of the greatest athletes of all time. LeBron James is more than an athlete, an exceptional example of dedication, hard work and determination. Let’s enjoy him while he plays! #LeBronJames #NBA12:06 AM
Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
What an incredible accomplishment. Every sports fan knows that record, and truly hard to fathom anyone even taking a run at it again. So awesome for so long. #LeBronJames12:06 AM
Kevin Huerter @KevinHuerter
Greatest to ever do it @LeBron James 💐 – 12:06 AM
Jacob Evans @JacobEvans_1
Mike Kobe and Bron greatest ever idc what anybody say argue with ya mama! 😂😂 – 12:06 AM
Mitchell Robinson @23savage____
Congratulations to LBJ 🙏
Thaddeus Young @yungsmoove21
Congrats @LeBron James 🍾🎈 … Well Deserved… – 12:06 AM
Jarred Vanderbilt @JVando
Congrats @LeBron James ! Legendary 💐 – 12:06 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
I think “LeBron drops an F-bomb during his thank-you speech” was a prop in one of the betting odds emails I’ve gotten this week. – 12:06 AM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
I’ll say this: Kareem is an incredible person and athlete; a truly historical figure, and LeBron is a worthy successor in all respects. Amazing lineage. – 12:06 AM
Adonis Arms @adonis_arms_25
Congrats @LeBron James That’s tuff 💕✌🏾 – 12:06 AM
Matthew Dellavedova @matthewdelly
Incredible!!! Congrats @LeBron James !!!👏👏👏 – 12:05 AM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
That was awesome. Such a huge accomplishment and the moment matched it.
Once again, LeBron entered the NBA with the most hype… and he somehow surpassed all expectations. – 12:05 AM
AJ Griffin @whoisAG21
LEBRON!!!! 😤 – 12:05 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Truly incredible moment for LeBron James and for the NBA.
I know some Thunder fans wanted to stop LeBron from breaking the record tonight, but I think it’s pretty great for OKC to be part of an all-time historic sports moment. – 12:05 AM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
“F- man, thank you guys” -LeBron James, the all time leader – 12:05 AM
Jaylen Brown @FCHWPO
The greatest !! congrats to @LeBron James12:05 AM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
“Fuck, man. Thank you guys” … put it on a plaque entering the LeBron James section of the Hall of Fame – 12:05 AM
Jacob Evans @JacobEvans_1
Bron so tough lol even tho I’m a Kobe fan. He for sure goated – 12:05 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
“F—, man. Thank you guys.” – LeBron. – 12:05 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
this is genuinely super cool. LeBron’s legit moved by this. that ruled. – 12:05 AM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
LeBron pulled a David Ortiz with that F-bomb – 12:05 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Nothing like watching history happen in front of your eyes, and knowing that we probably will never see that history surpassed #LeBron12:05 AM
Karl-Anthony Towns @KarlTowns
Witnessed Greatness.
Witnessed History.
Congrats @LeBron James 👑 – 12:05 AM
Dan Favale @danfavale
“fuck, man, thank you guys.”
lmaooooo – 12:04 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Bron got the F bomb in too! 🐐 – 12:04 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
LeBron x Kareem x Adam Silver pic.twitter.com/doyyftLYv812:04 AM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
“It means so much to me. It’s very humbling. Please give a standing ovation to the Captain please.” – LeBron James, on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar being on the floor tonight – 12:03 AM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
LeBron James has done it. pic.twitter.com/UC623BlB0h12:03 AM

Wayne Cole @waynec0le
We are all Witnesses. Congratulations Lebron. – 12:03 AM
Michael Singer @msinger
#Nuggets turned the game on in their postgame locker room to watch LeBron pass Kareem. MPJ, AG, DeAndre Jordan and Jack White were all watching him make history. – 12:03 AM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
LeBron James surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader with 38,388 points.
What a moment.
And remember, he is also fourth all-time with 10,353 assists. Quite a journey from his NBA debut in Sacramento on Oct. 29, 2003. pic.twitter.com/XH3Wugez5x12:03 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
No athlete in history has ever dealt with greater expectations.
Yet somehow LeBron exceeded those impossible expectations – 12:03 AM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
History! LeBron reaches 38,388 at 38. And a fine shot to get the record with. Great when we get to see, appreciate greatness, true hoops genius. – 12:02 AM
Stephen Curry @StephenCurry30
Congrats @LeBron James …legendary stuff right there 🫡 #38388 – 12:02 AM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Thought for sure LeBron would have broken it on a driving spin move to the basket. Doing it with that free throw line, turnaround fadeaway looked dope, though. – 12:02 AM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Breaking what people thought was an unbreakable record is obviously impressive enough on its own, but LeBron doing it scoring 36 points in less than three quarters in a game during *year 20* is hard to wrap your mind around. What a career – 12:02 AM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Very cool how LeBron went out and just took those 36 points. Went for it from jump! – 12:02 AM
CJ McCollum @CJMcCollum
Wild to witness someone from Northeast Ohio doing this ! Congrats @LeBron James !!! – 12:02 AM
Bruno Fernando @BrunoFernandoMV
💐 💐💐
@LeBron James
Greatest To Ever Do It🙏🏾 – 12:02 AM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Congrats LeBron – 12:02 AM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
LeBron is now the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in the regular season, the playoffs and the All-Star Game. – 12:02 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Adam Silver: “A record that has stood for nearly 40 years, which Kareem, many people thought would never be broken. LeBron, you are the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. Congratulations!” – 12:01 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the reason I became a basketball fan. As a kid, I could not conceive of his scoring record ever being broken. But no superlative for LeBron James is adequate anymore. From the Chosen One to Number One. #38388 – 12:01 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Adam Silver and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar embrace LeBron James at center court. – 12:01 AM
Paul Jones @Paul__Jones
Appreciate any moment when you can witness history. Congrats to @LeBron James #alltimescoringrecord #NBA12:01 AM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Salute to LeBron. A record that is more about unprecedented sustained greatness than anything else. An incredible achievement. – 12:01 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron James has passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38,388 points. – 12:01 AM
Kenny Beecham @KOT4Q
Juan Toscano Anderson was teammates with Curry when he broke the 3 point record and now Bron as he breaks the scoring record – 12:00 AM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Congrats, to the NBA all time scoring leader, LeBron James! #respect!!! 🐐 – 12:00 AM
Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
There it is. LeBron passes Kareem on a fadeaway from the left side with 10.2 seconds left in the third quarter.
LeBron now has 38,388 points. Kareem has 38,387. – 12:00 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
The NBA has a new all-time leading scorer, and his name is LeBron James. – 12:00 AM
James Harden @JHarden13
One of One! Congrats bro @LeBron James12:00 AM
Synergy Sports Tech @SynergySST
LeBron James
Transition 9017
Isolation 7939
Pick & Roll 7459
Post Up 3245
Spot Up 2783
Cut 2669
Put Back 1375
Other 1358
Off Screen 1215
Roll Man 721
Hand Off 607
38388 Total Points – 12:00 AM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
There it is. LeBron is the all-time leading scorer. Such an incredible feat and adds to already amazing crazy. – 12:00 AM
Zach Kram @zachkram
Probably nothing sums up LeBron’s all-around greatness better than: He’s the highest scorer in NBA history, regular season and playoffs, yet his most famous play came on defense – 12:00 AM
Jalen Brunson @jalenbrunson1
History. Congrats to @LeBron James ! 🙏🏽 – 12:00 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Don’t take LeBron James for granted. pic.twitter.com/7nWk1rpFaa12:00 AM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
LeBron James. The NBA’s all-time scoring leader. pic.twitter.com/2jMNxWwj6x12:00 AM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Very cool, LeBron – 12:00 AM
Aran Smith @nbadraftnet
Congrats to @LeBron James the greatest scorer all time! 👑👑👑here is our scouting profile when he was a senior in HS web.archive.org/web/2003060316… #tbt #nba #LeBronJames12:00 AM
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
There it is. A fall-away into history for LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/knuUaHUGcp12:00 AM

Robert Covington @Holla_At_Rob33
Wow!!! History has been made!! Congrats @LeBron James11:59 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Wanted a sky hook, but that’ll do. Congratulations to LeBron James. – 11:59 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
They literally just stopped the game to celebrate LeBron getting the scoring record 😂😂😂 – 11:59 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
All the congratulations in the world to LeBron, who came in with all the cameras, all the attention, all the expectations, and exceeded them all. Incredible. – 11:59 PM
Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
OK, a step-back worked. Best player I have ever watched or covered. And that is a list that includes Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Allen Iverson and too many others to list. @LeBron James is the king. – 11:59 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Appropriate we saw the full arsenal for LeBron tonight. Transition, 3s, off-ball cuts, postups, and that stepback left. – 11:59 PM
Chiney Ogwumike @chiney
I said it would be tonight and a MIDDY!! 😭🙌🏿 #KingJames11:59 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Really cool moment for LeBron James. Truly unprecedented stretch of dominance for the NBA’s new all-time leading scorer – 11:59 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
Congrats LeBron 👑 – 11:59 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Nothing like watching greatness. – 11:59 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
There are so many magical things about this moment.
I can’t help but wonder if the man who’s going to break LeBron’s record one day, is tweeting about it right now. – 11:59 PM
Bill Reiter @sportsreiter
It’s done, even if the debate isn’t.
1. LeBron
2. Jordan
3. Kareem – 11:59 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Congrats, LeBron – 11:59 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
LeBron James has really be hoopin my entire life. It’s just so surreal to see him break the scoring record. Man, this is insane. I was 9 when this dude made his NBA debut. – 11:59 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Man, what a moment, a fade away at the nail. LeBron did it, this team is part of it. History. I love it. OKC is up 104-99 as LeBron James becomes the All-Time leading scorer in NBA history. – 11:59 PM
Michael Dugat @mdug
So, LeBron is pretty good. – 11:59 PM
Souichi Terada @SouichiTerada
I really thought LeBron would do a sky hook for the record because he’s corny like that lol – 11:59 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
YES!!!!!! The Kid from Akron did it. #LeBronJames11:59 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Amazing. Just amazing. That’s a shot we’ll see forever. Congrats LeBron! – 11:58 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
LeBron hitting the fade for the record is perfect – 11:58 PM
Meghan Triplett @Meghan_Triplett
He did it! Congratulations @LeBron James! – 11:58 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
At 38 years and 39 days old, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tonight to become the NBA’s all-time scoring king. pic.twitter.com/vvnjRvRPJ611:58 PM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
HISTORY! LeBron James has eclipsed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most regular-season points scored in the history of the NBA. Give it up for Northeast Ohio’s native son! #LeBronJames pic.twitter.com/xCdLSZACgr11:58 PM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
LeBron James passes Kareem for No.1 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. A record that stood for 38 years. – 11:58 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
THE NBA’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER! pic.twitter.com/a0K0msBHXk11:58 PM

Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has passed Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
1. LEBRON JAMES: 38,388 & counting
2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 38,387
3. Karl Malone: 36,928
4. Kobe Bryant: 33,643
5. Michael Jordan: 32,292 pic.twitter.com/diTV7IHBp211:58 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron James has officially passed Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s All-Time Scoring List and now is the league’s all-time leading scorer. pic.twitter.com/PZ4aFkz6Eo11:58 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
How LeBron James became the top scorer in NBA history.
#NBABarRaces pic.twitter.com/SFCq5gU3ty11:58 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
History: LeBron James is now the NBA’s all-time scoring leader, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. – 11:58 PM
KC Johnson @KCJHoop
NBA history is always awesome.
LeBron James is the new all-time scoring leader. What a feat. – 11:58 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ LeBron James has become the NBA’s career scoring leader, breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s mark of 38,387 points. – 11:58 PM
Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
For now, forget about the Jordan/GOAT comparisons or whether you “like” #LeBronJames, or not.
Fact: under the brightest spotlight for 20+ years, #LeBron has been dominant, dynamic & durable on the floor…and a respected husband, father, businessman, & global icon off the floor. pic.twitter.com/HUA6os6L4A11:58 PM

Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
LeBron gets the record – 11:58 PM
David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
LeBron stands alone.
The NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
He’s lived up to ALL the hype, in ALL the years, and then some. pic.twitter.com/rw4P5s7hyh11:58 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
LeBron James has surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. – 11:58 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
HE DID IT! LeBron James just passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and he’s the NBA All-Time leading scorer.
Amazing accolade for the King.
38,388 points and counting. History has been made! #LakeShow #LeBronJames #NBA pic.twitter.com/QNdTgPdKIQ11:58 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC is intertwined with so many historic milestones from the biggest superstars of a generation.
Chris Paul’s first game.
Tim Duncan’s final game.
Dirk Nowitzki’s final playoff game.
Kobe Bryant’s final road game.
LeBron James becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. – 11:58 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Congratulations to LeBron James for passing Kareem Adbul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record!
👑👑👑 pic.twitter.com/GdA3tqofkA11:57 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lebron is now the All-Time leading scorer in NBA History… – 11:57 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
If I was coaching OKC I’d foul LeBron every possession until he got 2 points. – 11:56 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
They’re screaming every time LeBron hits the lane like he’s going to shoot it to win the finals – 11:56 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Forget the hook shot to break the record, go for your signature slam dunk Bron. #LeBronJames11:56 PM
Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
LeBron James is two points away from breaking the All Time scoring record and this building is shaking. pic.twitter.com/X7ldxiTiqS11:56 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
So what’s this next shot for LeBron look like… – 11:56 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Pretty cool that LeBron is still playing at a level where he can just decide to go score 36 points in a game like this no problem. – 11:56 PM
Dionysis Aravantinos @AravantinosDA
Wonder what LeBron is feeling right now. Goosebumps. Came into the league as the greatest prospect the world had ever seen, and lived up to the hype. What a career. What a player. – 11:56 PM
Kendrick Perkins @KendrickPerkins
I don’t wanna hear shit! I’m not debating a damn thing when it comes to the GOAT. Old heads, haters, trolls… sit this one out! I always believed but now it’s concrete and nothing left to discuss… Carry. The. Hell. ON! 
Congratulations my brother @LeBron James11:56 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
LeBron’s 12th made field goal tonight will be the most historic of his amazing career. One shot away… #LakeShow #LeBronJames11:56 PM
Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
Please break the record on a sky hook, LeBron. – 11:55 PM
Royce O’Neale @BucketsONeale00
Bron really finna break this record
Crazyyyy – 11:55 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
If you’re not tuned in already, head over to TNT. LeBron needs TWO for the all-time scoring record. – 11:54 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
We’re four points away after a nice Russ entry pass to LeBron on the cut. – 11:53 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
It would really behoove the Lakers if LeBron just broke the record so they can get back to playing their signature brand of flawed-but-undistracted basketball. AK – 11:53 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Standing O as LeBron checks back in with 2:14 to go in the third. He’s six points away. – 11:52 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The game within the game: How many more times will I fall asleep in the recliner before LeBron breaks the record? – 11:51 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron out of the game after this time-out. Holding pattern commences. – 11:50 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
They just showed Denzel on the big screen mouthing “LeBron!” twice. Lakers fans are ready to witness history. – 11:50 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Denzel Washington hits the jumbotron, clearly mouthing, “LEBRON, LEBRON” for the camera. – 11:50 PM
Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner
Nothing quite reveals how flawed the lakers roster is than LeBron having to score 38,388 points, all in one night, just for them to compete with the thunder – 11:49 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Jaylin Williams earned LeBron James’ respect on that charge.
LeBron helped JWill up and dapped up his chest.
Not a lot of rookies standing still and letting a 6’9″ 250 pound LeBron run into them full speed. – 11:49 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
I like how whenever a Laker other than LeBron shoots the ball, they all look at LeBron afterward like they’re afraid they’re in trouble – 11:48 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
LeBron James needs…
6 free throws
or 3 2-point shots
or 2 3-point shots
to become the NBA All-Time leading scorer. #LakeShow11:47 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
When LeBron is 2 pts from the record, I just want him to shoot sky hooks, no matter what. In the post. Sky hook. In the corner. Sky hook. Alone on the break. Sky hook. Even if he’s missing. Just keep launching sky hooks. – 11:47 PM
Jalen Brunson @jalenbrunson1
Damn bron really about to do it – 11:47 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Yeah, LeBron is doing this tonight – 11:46 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Jaylin Williams takes a charge against LeBron and LeBron helps him up. J-Will is going to remember that one. – 11:46 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron James, currently 6 points from becoming the NBA’s regular season scoring leader, has been the NBA’s leading playoff scorer since passing Jordan in 2016:
1) LeBron: 7,631
2) Jordan: 5,987
3) Kareem: 5,762
4) Kobe: 5,640
5) Shaq: 5,250 – 11:45 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
LeBron walks into that 3, is absolutely feeling it, crowd is electric…
… next possession gets frozen out by Pat Bev, Schroder and AD who sloppily turns it over, leading to an OKC fast break.
This Lakers team is terrible. – 11:43 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Do you think Lakers fans will leave early when LeBron has 35 points to beat the traffic? – 11:43 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
When LeBron gets one basket away Rob should make a trade. – 11:43 PM
Mike Curtis @MikeACurtis2
It seemed like LeBron was gunning for the record early on, but he’s 8-13 tonight (4-5 from 3) for 28 points. Very efficient tonight. – 11:42 PM
Josh Richardson @J_Rich1
Bron said let’s just go ahead and get this out the way tonight😭 – 11:42 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder are the youngest team in the NBA, on the second night of a road back to back, in a playoff atmosphere, LeBron hitting big shots, crowd going wild, Lakers going on runs…
…and OKC calmly answers back every single time.
So impressive from this young core. – 11:42 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
LeBron hit back to back threes to move within 8 points of the all-time scoring record and the Lakers managed to turn the ball over on the ensuing possession without him ever touching the ball. What a bunch of jokers – 11:42 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
LeBron cleanly hits the 3 to pull within single digits of the scoring record (multiple angles). pic.twitter.com/9F8WTJvG2w11:42 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Because it’s the NBA in 2023, LeBron will probably make the record-break basket and they’ll call a charge and after a five-minute review, they’ll finally call it good. – 11:41 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
As Kareem walks back out to his baseline seat, LeBron is just 8 points from passing him. There’s 6:23 left tonight, and the Thunder lead the Lakers 90-80. – 11:41 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
LeBron with two straight triples, is now 8 points away. And…Josh Giddey is cooking Pat Bev, OKC up 10 – 11:41 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I know we’re on LeBron Watch but… the Lakers really can’t afford to lose tonight.
Lose and they’re two losses behind the No. 12 seed in the West. They also give OKC two chances to clinch the tiebreaker later in the season.
Oh, and it’s the last game before the trade deadline. – 11:41 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
The Thunder should double LeBron the rest of the game – 11:41 PM
Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
Can u dummies please give the ball to Lebron every time down #rudumorstupid11:41 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
It’s happening. LeBron needs only eight points to break Kareem’s all-time scoring record. Get yourself to a TV right now. – 11:41 PM
Tari Eason @TAR13ASON
Headband bron knocking that bih down ain’t he🔥🔥🔥 – 11:40 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Appreciate Bron doing his work early for the East coast crowd. Respect. – 11:40 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
This Lakers game has captured a lot of their games. LeBron has scored a lot of points. The Lakers play little defense. – 11:40 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Here are my favorite LeBron gifs 🧵 pic.twitter.com/gcMmOQwUtH11:40 PM
Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
👀👀👀🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Lebron! – 11:40 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
LeBron James. Greatness. – 11:40 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Less than 10 points… 8 to go for LeBron. We’re very close now. #LakeShow11:39 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Back-to-back 3-pointers for LeBron James. He only needs eight points to pass Kareem. – 11:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Back-to-back 3-pointers, and LeBron is 4 for 5 from deep tonight. When his 3-pointer is on, he’s hard to stop. – 11:39 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron up to 28. – 11:39 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Been getting jokes off but man, it really is surreal to watch this live. Been so caught up with the Pistons that I didn’t even think about how crazy this is. I was nine when LeBron made his debut – 11:39 PM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
It’s like the best basketball New Year’s Eve in here. Waiting for the ball to drop … just a few more times.
LeBron’s got it to 11. – 11:39 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
First LeBron points of the second half come at the free throw line. He’s 14 points away, definitely attainable. – 11:37 PM
Lang Whitaker @langwhitaker
My favorite quote about LeBron was when he scored 29 of 30 in the 4th for the Cavs in the 07 Conference Finals and @Drew Gooden pointed out he and Bron had combined for 30 straight points for Cleveland. (Drew had the other FT.) – 11:26 PM
When LeBron gets closer and closer to your scoring record: pic.twitter.com/EUf44z6rKC11:25 PM

Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
If lebron get it tonight he’s the GOAT if not tonight #2 😂 – 11:22 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
If the NBA doesn’t pause this game when LeBron breaks the record — on February 7 between two sub .500 teams — because Mike Muscala hits a 3 to make it a 4-point game on the previous possession, that’s an all-time blunder.
Literally nobody will remember the result of this game. – 11:22 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Too bad LeBron is not being guarded by Lakers. Would’ve passed Kareem by first timeout. – 11:21 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
I’ve seen LeBron James break the all-time scoring record many times on @NBA2K, and now he’s 16 points away from doing it in real life. – 11:20 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
If the second half happens exactly the way the first half did, LeBron will be breaking the record down 20 at the buzzer when the Thunder probably arent even playing defense because they’re walking off the court. – 11:20 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
I mean, at the very least the number of wide open 3s the Lakers gave up that half is going to force LeBron to go total beast mode and get the scoring record tonight if they want to stay in what is a super important game for them. – 11:19 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
i really hope lebron breaking the record is an awesome and memorable moment but if it’s bookended by two josh giddey floaters with the lakers down 20 idk how to feel – 11:18 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
LeBron’s first half shot chart. Has 20 points, needs 16 more. He’s doing it mostly in the paint so far. pic.twitter.com/ytl3kvdNEe11:18 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL head into halftime trailing 76-66 after a rough defensive half took some attention away from LeBron’s 20 points. – 11:18 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Went back to my hotel to watch LeBron. So no postgame quotes from me.
Wolves 112, Nuggets 146 – 11:18 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
LeBron James needs 16 points to break the record, The Thunder are up ten entering the third, their best quarter, in a critical game for the standings. This is going to be fun. Go make your popcorn, or at least a coffee. – 11:17 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
LeBron should go full Game 7 vs the Suns Kobe and just rip 100mph chest passes at his teammates and refuse to shoot in the 2nd half until anyone decides to give 1% effort on defense. – 11:17 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers go to halftime down 76-66. They’ve given up 148 points in their last four quarters of basketball. LeBron James has 20 pts on 6-for-10 shooting. – 11:17 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Halftime: Thunder 76, Lakers 66
– OKC shoots 59% overall, 63% from 3 (12-of-19)
– 19 for SGA, 15 for J-Dub, 14 for Muscala
– LeBron is 16 away – 11:16 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
HALFTIME: Thunder 76, Lakers 66.
That was not a good half of basketball from the Lakers. LeBron James is 16 points from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. – 11:16 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
LeBron pursuit of Kareem’s record is masking the stink of the Lakers surrendering 76 points in the first half to the 12th place Thunder who are on the second end of a back-to-back. – 11:16 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
LeBron at half:
20 PTS
6-10 FG
2-3 3P
Only 16 away.  pic.twitter.com/HyiFOdasVw11:16 PM

Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
HALF: Thunder 76, Lakers 66
SGA – 19 points, 5 assists
JDub – 15 points
Muscala – 14 points
LeBron – 20 points
Westbrook – 11 points – 11:16 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Thunder 76, Lakers 66
LeBron James has 20 points — he’s 16 away from the all-time record. The Lakers find themselves down by double-digits, though, as OKC shot 59.1% overall and 63.2% on 3s (12-19). Russell Westbrook has 11 points. Anthony Davis has 7 points. – 11:15 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
At halftime, LeBron James is 16 points away from the all-time scoring record. – 11:15 PM
Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
LeBron might need to score 50 for the Lakers to win tonight. He has 20 at the half but Lakers down 76-66 to OKC. – 11:15 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
20 at the half for LeBron. 16 more for the record. – 11:15 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Dumbest argument against LeBron this week has been in regards to the fact he’s been around forever and the scoring record is a product of longevity.
Isn’t that part of the point? He’s been this good for this long? – 11:15 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
i’ll believe lebron has officially taken the scoring record when steve kornacki uses his big board to do so – 11:14 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Instead of shooting a skyhook, LeBron should put on goggles before shooting the record-breaker. – 11:13 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Instrad of shooting a skyhook, LeBron should put on goggles before shooting the record-breaker. – 11:13 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
LeBron James’ first NBA game: October 30, 2003
Josh Giddey’s first day alive: October 10, 2002 – 11:12 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
I just randomly decided to look this up, but here’s the top 20 scorers in the NBA from LeBron’s rookie season. crazy to see the names and ages. pic.twitter.com/pKM6oPn4yE11:12 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron was at the table from about 2:25 to :59.1 before he could get a whistle to come back in. And then the clock stopped working, further delaying the return. Craziness. – 11:12 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
OKC is apparently pretty excited to be playing in this atmosphere, and is scoring at will against LAL’s defense, now 25 for 40 towards 72 points, including 12 triples.
LAL trail by 10 after an AD put-back bucket, with LeBron about to return late in the 2nd Q. – 11:08 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
The Lakers game should have a running clock whenever LeBron isn’t in – 11:08 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Brian Anderson just said on TNT that LeBron James was born about 9 months after Kareem broke the scoring record. So …….
Kareem broke the scoring record on April 5th 1984 and LeBron was born Dec 30th 1984.
And the average pregnancy is 8 months and 24 days — April 6th 1984 – 11:08 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
It’s pretty reasonable to project LeBron gets to 42K points by time he’s done (two more seasons after this to bridge to Bronny). So catching him would mean 21 seasons of 2K points. Luka is in year five and hasn’t scored 2K in a season yet. – 11:08 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The world is tuning in to see LeBron James chase history tonight, but it’s getting a chance to see that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has become one of the best players on the planet. – 11:08 PM
Nick Wright @getnickwright
The entire Lakers organization not named LeBron James should be mortified right now. – 11:08 PM
Patrick Baldwin @_pbaldwin23
We witnessing history tonight. Bron is locked in!! – 11:04 PM
Joe Vardon @joevardon
During timeouts, check @The Athletic running coverage of LeBron’s pursuit (assault on) history. He needs 16 more points to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer: theathletic.com/live-blogs/leb…11:04 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Tonight is shaping up to be an equal and opposite energy shift from the hostile atmosphere that LeBron James experienced during his first trip back to Cleveland with the Heat on Dec. 2, 2010. Lakers fans have never shown LeBron love here in L.A. before the way they are this game. – 11:04 PM
David MacKay @DavidMacKayNBA
Kevin Garnett would goaltend LeBron’s shot for the record just to get in his head – 11:04 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
If LeBron misses that first sky hook he has to pivot to something else. Only once chance to make that moment worthwhile. If he misses five straight it’s gonna feel like the dunk contest – 11:03 PM
Bill Reiter @sportsreiter
I’ll be on @CBSSportsHQ at half time, and then once (if) LeBron breaks the record tonight. – 11:03 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
LeBron breaking the record with like a 40 point game but in a Lakers loss would be so perfect – 11:03 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
OKC – who play a 5-out style – can’t miss from 3, now 12 for 18 from distance, enough for a 6-point lead on the Lakers despite LeBron’s 20 points and LAL shooting 54.3% with 7 triples. – 11:01 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron checks out with 5:34 left in the half. 20 points. – 11:00 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
This is kinda crazy how easily lebron is scoring tonight now that he’s put his mind to it – 10:59 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Who catches Kareem tonight, LeBron or Mike Muscala? – 10:58 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Still half the second quarter to go and LeBron only needs 16 more to bypass Kareem. – 10:58 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
OKC doesn’t have much of a backline defense at the rim, and LeBron is repeatedly getting inside and forcing fouls.
With 20 points already, he needs 16 more to pass Kareem. – 10:58 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron is GOING FOR IT.. He wants it tonight. There’s zero doubt. – 10:58 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Dwyane Wade and Bob McAdoo, two influential figures in LeBron James’ Miami Heat years, are here together pic.twitter.com/wwBo9K1A1B10:57 PM

Jimmy Spencer @JimmySpencer
No surprise that LeBron is going to will himself to get this record tonight – 10:56 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
LeBron is on fire now. Less than 20 points to be named as NBA All-Time leading scorer. He’s making history in front of our eyes! #LakeShow10:56 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Every time LeBron James shoots free throws tonight, he gets MVP chants. – 10:56 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
After making a 3-pointer, LeBron James is fewer than 20 points away from Kareem’s record. He has 17 points with 7 minutes left in the second quarter. – 10:56 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
It seems fitting with these Lakers: This might be a game LeBron needs to score enough to break the record just to keep his team in the game. – 10:56 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jalen Williams is feeling it, fun moment for him in LA against the Lakers as a huge Kobe Fan I imagine it is safe to say he was a Lakers fan, and trying to stop LeBron James from breaking a record. 2-for-3 from three already with a block and a steal. – 10:53 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
LeBron can legit just score 40 on command in his 20th year lol.
He’s so good, this is just dumb.
Which is why I sincerely think — among many reasons — why he’s actually the greatest scorer in NBA history.
All of the other reasons… 👇👇👇
sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/le…10:53 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
LeBron is just plowing through these smaller OKC defenders haha. – 10:52 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
LeBron started hot the 2nd quarter and he sets the pace. 14 points now, 22 to go. #LakeShow10:52 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
If LeBron thought score first for his whole career like he is tonight he might have set this record when he played for Miami. – 10:49 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Back-to-back and-1 finishes for LeBron James has him up to 14 pts on 5-for-9 shooting already. He needs 22 more points in 34 minutes of gametime to do it. – 10:49 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Building energy every time Bron scores is awesome. – 10:49 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Here is the Utah Jazz box score from the first time they ever played LeBron James pic.twitter.com/FfFGJunsqy10:49 PM

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
LeBron not playin any games!!! – 10:49 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
When LeBron breaks the record on a goaltending call >>> – 10:48 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron is playing like a guy who wants to do this tonight. – 10:48 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron opens the 2nd Q with consecutive and-1 buckets, first with his right, then his left, to reach 14 points thus far, still 22 points away.
LAL up 45-40. – 10:48 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
LeBron is just getting downhill at will against the Thunder now, with a couple of straight old-school 3-point plays. – 10:48 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Back-to-back and-1s for Bron, who just shook his head. He’s locked in on getting this thing. – 10:47 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
LeBron points: 10. – 10:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Summer of 2003: I went home to MA after my first year living on my own in FL. As far as anyone in my family knew, it was to visit them.
The real reason? I wanted to see this LeBron kid play in Reebok Summer League at UMass-Boston. It was great. Hard to believe he’s still going. – 10:46 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
In the no cares category, but I looked it up
First game I ever covered LeBron James was Jan 13th, 2004 the 38th of his career. Cavs v. Sonics in Seattle. He had 27 points, 9 rebs and 9 ast.
First game I ever called of LeBron was Dec 15th 2006. Sonics at Cleveland. – 10:43 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The Lakers are dealing with a tricky balance of teammates understandably looking to set up LeBron and needing to play smart basketball, because they *have* to win this game. And nobody is more aware of this than LeBron himself. AK – 10:43 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Even the Thunder are overreacting to LeBron and giving up open looks to other Lakers (more than usual). The scoring record is hovering over everything. – 10:43 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After Q1: Thunder 36, Lakers 34.
LeBron has 8 points on 3 for 6 shooting. This start, to me, emphasizes the tightrope the Lakers are walking: They clearly want LeBron to break the record tonight, but this looks like a close one brewing. Can’t sacrifice the result. – 10:43 PM
Mike Beuoy @inpredict
Hacked together a LeBron James “greatest hits” list.
Ranked by potential impact on win probability, with links to video if available.
https://t.co/oDzqmUxTcb pic.twitter.com/hlAkXy50sv10:42 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
End 1Q: Thunder 36, Lakers 34
– The Thunder shot 7-of-11 from three in the first quarter.
– SGA has a game-high 13 (3-of-4)
– LeBron had eight. He’s 28 points away. – 10:42 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
LeBron is locked in to play much more than the other nights tonight. He has a purpose to play for. #LakeShow10:42 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Eight points for LeBron in the first quarter. 28 from the record. – 10:41 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Thunder with a 36-34 first-quarter lead over the Lakers. LeBron has 8 points on a 3-for-6 clip and 2 assists. He’s 28 points away….. – 10:41 PM
Clemente Almanza @CAlmanza1007
End of 1Q: Thunder 36, Lakers 34
SGA – 13 points, 4 assists
Muscala – 9 points
LeBron – 8 points
Westbrook – 6 points, 3 assists – 10:41 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
36-34 after one. LeBron: 8 points. – 10:40 PM
Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Bronny James & Bryce James in the building for LeBron James’ chase of NBA’s all-time scoring record pic.twitter.com/e7lz7QN4qP10:39 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Come for LeBron James breaking the all-time scoring record, stay for Mike “Klay” Muscala. – 10:38 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
“Stay Present” is the theme for LeBron tonight. ✍️ pic.twitter.com/IZCmuhqG5M10:37 PM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Uh, hey LeBron… Russ doesn’t get an assist if he passes to Troy Brown who then passes to you. C’mon now. – 10:33 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
“LeBron with the last 8 points for the Lakers, he’s feeling it.
Westbrook… for 3!
Miss and the Thunder come away.”
It’s so perfect. – 10:33 PM
RJ Hampton @RjHampton14
Schroder passing up a wide up 3 to a heavily guarded LeBron 😂love to see it – 10:33 PM