LeBron James passes Kareem, tops NBA all-time scoring list

A 14-foot fadeaway jumper at the end of the third quarter put LeBron James in the history books.

With that shot, James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with his 38,388th points, the most in NBA history.

As the game came to a halt to celebrate, an emotional James broke down in tears.

The game was stopped for about 10 minutes while James hugged his family, including his wife, mother and three children, and participated in a brief ceremony with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Abdul-Jabbar, who watched the game from a baseline seat near the Lakers bench.

Abdul-Jabbar’s record had stood since April 5, 1984. James, 38, was born about nine months later.