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LeBron James Breaks NBA Scoring Record Over Former TCU Star

LeBron James’ chase to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s all-time scoring list had an unlikely foil — former TCU Horned Frogs forward Kenrich Williams.

James broke the record on Tuesday with a fadeaway jumper over Oklahoma City’s Williams late in the third quarter to score 38,388 points for his career, breaking Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387. Abdul-Jabbar was in attendance to participate in a ceremony commemorating the event.


At the time James broke the record he had 36 points in the game.

Williams has carved out a career in the NBA since he left the Horned Frogs and went undrafted in 2018. He started his career with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2018-19, making the team and playing 46 games. He spent one more season with the Pelicans before moving on to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he’s played for the last three seasons.

He’s averaged more than seven points in each of the last three seasons for the Thunder.

Williams joined the Horned Frogs after one season at in the junior college ranks. He grew into one of TCU’s best players during his time in Fort Worth. His career culminated in the 2017-18 season with an All-Big 12 Second Team selection for a TCU team that was a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Williams averaged 13.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game that season.

In 2017, Williams helped the Horned Frogs win the postseason NIT and he was the NIT Final Four MVP. During that NIT, he recorded the first triple-double in TCU history with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.

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