LeBron James has done it.
With a contested fadeaway jumper in the third quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Lakers forward became the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for that singular honor. James managed the feat in 150 fewer games than Abdul-Jabbar, and considering the season he has been having at age 38 -- averaging 30 points per game -- it doesn't seem like he'll be letting up anytime soon.
Considering the magnitude of James' accomplishment, it was no surprise that luminaries from the NBA and beyond came out to pay tribute to the King on social media.
As soon as the pregame fit and headband came out, some players knew the record was about to fall.
James' peers in the NBA were some of the first to offer him congratulations on breaking the record.
Beyond the court
Celebrities and other athletes also commented on James' big night.