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Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer when he scored his 31,421st point on April 5th, 1984 during a Lakers road game against the Utah Jazz in Las Vegas. Abdul-Jabbar scored 22 points in this game, a 129-115 Lakers victory, that was held at the Thomas & Mack Center as a part of Utah’s effort to increase their standing in the American Southwest region. Abdul-Jabbar’s record setting points came on one of his trademark skyhooks, lofted with his right hand from the low block over Utah’s gargantuan center Mark Eaton, one of the few men with enough height, range, and talent to even disrupt Abdul-Jabbar’s nearly unstoppable skyhook. Abdul-Jabbar was instantly mobbed by his jubilant teammates, with cameras, TV crews, and fans streaming onto the court for a chance to congratulate the Lakers center.

 Abdul-Jabbar continued to score for the next half-decade, eventually running his career points record to 38,387, almost 1,500 more points than Karl Malone in second place. Today, only LeBron James has a chance to equal Abdul-Jabbar’s record, although the new Lakers star would need to play almost a decade of top-level basketball to have a chance at the magical 38,388th point. Abdul-Jabbar retired after the 1989 NBA season, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 alongside Vern Mikkelsen and legendary Minneapolis Lakers coach John Kundla. In 1997, Abdul-Jabbar was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in the history of the NBA.

Offered is this impressive 23 x 38-inch display commemorating that historic day when Kareem past Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Jabbar / NBA All-Time Leading Scorer / 31,421 Points / April 5 1984 / Lakers vs Utah” is written on the very ball he used to break the record in gold marker. Also included in this frame is a photograph of Kareem and Wilt Chamberlain, the former all-time points scored leader and a former Laker, as well as the official scorer’s report from the game. A truly historic and museum quality piece that derives directly from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar himself and a personally hand-signed LOA from Kareem will accompany this item.

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