On Tuesday night, LeBron James made NBA history by surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the league’s all-time leading scorer. In a 38-point performance during the Lakers’ 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, James clinched the record with a stepback jumper in the third quarter. Abdul-Jabbar, who held the record since 1984, was in attendance and joined James and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on the court for a special ceremony following the historic basket. James’ family and a host of celebrities were also present, eagerly anticipating every touch of the ball by the star player. James demonstrated his offensive prowess with 20 first-half points and a 16-point third quarter, capped off by his record-breaking jumper. The game was temporarily stopped for a 10-minute ceremony in James’ honor. Despite the historic moment, the Lakers were unable to secure a win and are facing the possibility of missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Meanwhile, the Thunder capitalized on James’ energy, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scoring 30 points and Jalen Williams adding 25, helping the team move 1 1/2 games ahead in the Western Conference standings.