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LeBron Takes Scoring Title
NBA star LeBron James became the league’s all-time scoring leader last night, after putting up 38 points in a 129-123 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The performance lifts the 38-year-old James past the legendary Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who ended with 38,387 career regular-season points.
Considered one of the greatest players in NBA history, the Akron, Ohio, native entered the league in 2003 with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A 19-time All-Star, James has led his teams to 10 Finals since 2007, winning four (two with the Miami Heat, one with Cleveland, and one with the Los Angeles Lakers). Among other accolades, James has been named the Most Valuable Player four times.
James has reached the milestone in 1,410 games—150 fewer than Abdul-Jabbar—though styles of play were different, the three-point line was not established until the 1979-1980 season.
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