Twitter reacts to LeBron James breaking the NBA scoring record

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in total points scored in an NBA career Tuesday night, cementing James as the most prolific scorer league history. This is a monumental feat for one of the best to ever do it.

James entered the game needing 36 points to pass Abdul-Jabbar’s career total of 38,387 points scored. It was a step-back shot right at the nail that finally minted LeBron James the new scoring king.

It was a star-studded affair in LA, with celebrities like Bad Bunny, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, and many more in attendance to witness history. Abdul-Jabbar was sitting courtside as well, and the anticipation was palpable from the initial horn. Each and every time James handled the ball the crowd roared with cheers.

NBA Twitter exploded in praise and celebration of LeBron when he finally grabbed the record during the final moments of the third quarter. Here are some of the best tweets from the historic night.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire