LeBron James Breaks Record for NBA Scoring Leader

February 8, 2023
A basketball hoop with a ball swooshing from the net

Basketball is just extra credit.

LeBron James talking about his family after breaking the NBA scoring record with his 38,388th point.

Why It Matters: LeBron James, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, broke the record for all-time points scored in the NBA on Tuesday night. The previous record holder, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, held the title for 39 years. In his post-game press conference, James was asked what it was like being a dad in light of his new record. He explained that for his sons, who were at the game on Tuesday and also play basketball, it's about "setting an example and being a role model every day."

LeBron James breaks NBA scoring record with his 38,388th point, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (NBC News)

LeBron James Press Conference: To hear him talking about his family, start at the 1 minute mark.

by Jenna Lee,