In one sense, LeBron James has ascended to the throne of King James.
On Saturday, against the Warriors, LeBron James established the NBA record for most points in the regular season and postseason.
The bucket came on the left-wing in the third quarter. James hit a three-pointer to finish the game with 21 points.
LeBron James Breaks Abdul-Jabbar’s Record
In the Los Angeles Lakers’ 117-115 loss to the Golden State Warriors, LeBron James became the all-time top NBA scorer, in the regular season and postseason history. He scored 26 points, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s 44,149 points in his career.
In San Francisco, though, LeBron James missed a last-second free shot that would have given the Lakers the victory.
The Warriors‘ Klay Thompson had a season-high 33 points.
With 36,526 points, James is third on the regular-season scoring history after Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928).
James has four NBA championships, four NBA MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals with the United States to his credit.
The Lakers had lost their previous two games and were looking for a win as they tried to get back on track.
This was James’ fourth game back after a five-game injury layoff. Since his comeback, the Lakers have gone 1-2.
This season, James has an average of 29.1 points per game and might push for the scoring championship in 2022. Despite being 37 years old and in his 19th season, he seemed to be pulling off the feat with ease.
Tonight, the four-time NBA champion might set a new scoring record. He’s only 19 points away from breaking Kareem Abdul-NBA Jabbar’s record for most points in both the regular season and the playoffs.
Nick Wright, a Fox Sports reporter, voiced his dissatisfaction with the lack of excitement around the historic performance.