Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James set a record.
On the 8th (Korean time), LeBron broke the NBA record for the most points scored in a home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, USA.
LeBron scored a career-high 38,388 points with a fade away shot with 10.9 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
With this goal, he broke the previous record (38,387 points) held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Before today’s game, he needed 36 points to break the record, but he set a new record by scoring more than the season average (30 points).
It was the first record in 39 years since Abdul-Jabbar broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record in 1984.
The process was not smooth. He faced a crisis when he was struck in the face by an opponent Josh Giedy’s elbow while trying to break through with about 5 minutes left in the first quarter, but came back after the operation time break.
After finishing with 8 points in the 1st quarter, he succeeded in 3 out of 4 shooting attempts in the 2nd quarter alone, added 5 free throws, and scored 12 points, starting to pick up the pace in earnest.
In the third quarter, he took a step closer to the record by 슬롯사이트 making consecutive 3-pointers to the rim. He made a 3-point shot with 7 minutes and 56 seconds remaining, leaving only 8 points to break the record.
With 6 points left, he went back to the bench to catch his breath and appeared on the court again with 2 minutes and 14 seconds left, scoring consecutively and leaving only 2 points.
And before the end of the third quarter, he succeeded in scoring in the last attack, and finally left his name as a new master of history while the previous record holder, Abdul-Jabbar, was watching.
The Lakers team took time to celebrate LeBron’s goal right after he scored. His family came down to the court to share his joy, and Commissioner Adam Silver and Abdul-Jabbar congratulated him on his record.