On This Date in NBA History: January 10, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Became the First Player to Score 34,000 Career Points


November 16, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Irvin “Magic” Johnson on stage during the ceremony unveiling the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue in front of the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

1986 – In a 124-102 Los Angeles Lakers victory over the Indiana Pacers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) scored a game-high 31 points and became the first player all-time to score 34,000 career points. He finished his career with 38,387 points, which still stands as the all-time record.

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