LeBron James: Not sure If I would be able to feel that feeling again
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LeBron James admitted he felt a very unique feeling after the basket with which he break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record. On Tuesday night, James dropped 38 points in a 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder - he needed 36 points to break Abdul-Jabbar's record of 38,387 points.
With 10 seconds left in the third game, James knocked down a fadeaway jumper after which he officially became the new all-time leading scorer in NBA history. "I write 'The Man In The Arena' on my shoe every single night from Theodore Roosevelt.
Tonight, I actually felt like I was sitting on top of the arena when that shot went in, and the roar from the crowd. I'm not sure if I would be able to feel that feeling again, unless it's a game-winning Finals shot. Everything just stopped.
It gave me an opportunity to embrace it and look around and seeing my family, the fans, my friends. It was pretty cool. I probably can count on my hands how many times I have cried in 20 years, either in happiness or in defeat.
So that moment was one of them when I kind of teared up a little bit. It was 'I can't believe what's going on' tears," James said after the game, per ESPN.
James expressed his gratitude after writing NBA history
Abdul-Jabbar was in the arena witnessing history.
After the game, Abdul-Jabbar took part in a special ceremony that was held. James, who has broken one of the stunning NBA records, took a moment to show his respect and appreciation for Abdul-Jabbar. "I just want to say thank you to the Laker faithful.
You guys are one of a kind. To be able to be in the presence of such a legend and great as Kareem, it's very humbling. Please give a standing ovation to The Captain, please," James said. James turned 38 in December but still he is averaging 30.2 points so far this season.