Lebron James became the highest scorer in NBA history on a step-back jumper this play push his career total to 38,388 points and break the record that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held for nearly 39 years on Tuesday night .

 “The only thing I ever thought about was winning championships, maybe a couple MVPs, maybe defensive player of the year. But scoring championships and records, I’m telling you, that was never on my mind.” James told The Associated Press, when was asked what the history making record means to him.

Abdul-Jabbar was also in attendance to see history — who became the league’s all-time leading scorer  in 1984 .  Abdul-Jabbar handed the ball to James, during the ceremonial passing of the torch. They posed for photos together and with  NBA Commissioner Silver, James wiped away tears from his eyes, then addressed the crowd.

“I just want to say, thank you to the Laker faithful. You guys are one of a kind,” James said. “To be able to be in the presence of such a legend as great as Kareem, it’s very humbling. Please give a standing ovation to the Captain, please.”

James then thanked his family and those who have supported him, including Silver and the late NBA Commissioner David Stern.

“I thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of something I’ve always dreamed about,” James said.

This record play is a pretty big deal in the game of basketball many thought this record would have never been out done. Way to go Lebron James! Here’s what the nba community had to say about the history making night .

“A record that has stood for nearly 40 years, which many people thought would never be broken,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.

“You’ve got to give him credit for just the way that he planned to last and to dominate,” Abdul-Jabbar told TNT.