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LeBron “King” James breaks record for NBA career points

LeBron James after breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record for most points in an NBA career Associated Press/Photo by Ashley Landis

LeBron “King” James breaks record for NBA career points

NBA great LeBron James on Tuesday broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 1989 record of 38,387 career points. Abdul-Jabbar had set the record in 1984 but kept scoring for five more years before his retirement. James has long been in contention for the title of the greatest basketball player of all time, alongside NBA greats Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, and Kobe Bryant.

James is a great basketball player, but what kind of person is he? In 2017, Fortune added LeBron James to its list of the world’s greatest leaders. He was raised Catholic and attended St. Vincent–St. Mary Catholic High School, but very little is known about LeBron’s personal religious beliefs. He has also been routinely described as a dedicated philanthropist and family man—he married his high school sweetheart, Savannah, in 2013, and they have three children together.

Dig deeper: Read Ray Hacke’s report from the WORLD archives about another NBA player, Enes Kanter Freedom, and his criticism of China.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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