The Los Angeles Lakers star made a jump shot late in the third quarter to break the record. Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 points in his 20-year career with the Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks. He became the league's points champion in 1984.
James is one of seven players to score 30,000 career points and the youngest in NBA history to do it. The 38-year-old James is averaging 30 points per game this season. Here's a look at how he did it on Tuesday night.