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Scoring King

LeBron James takes his record-breaking shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder. ASHLEY LANDIS­—AP

On February 7, LeBron James broke a record: He became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. The record had been held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for 39 years.

James plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He made the shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game stopped for a celebration. It was a moment for honoring James’s accomplishments. He has played in the NBA for 20 years. He has won four NBA titles and four MVP awards. And his career is still going strong. He’s likely to leave the league with more than 40,000 points scored. That would set a high bar for future players.