(CNN)The Los Angeles Lakers honored superstar LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer in a pregame ceremony on Thursday.
With his family and Abdul-Jabbar in attendance, a tribute video was shown on the video board, before former Lakers star James Worthy spoke briefly and introduced James at half court prior to the game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
James thanked his family, including his mother, wife and three kids, before reflecting on his career.
"I wouldn't be able to do the things that I do on a day-to-day basis, I wouldn't be able to come on this court and showcase my talent to you guys every single night if I didn't have the support and I didn't have the commitment from my family that's allowed me to do the things that I do," James said.
"Being a kid from Akron, Ohio and when I was three years old on December 25, 1988, my mother bought me a Little Tikes hoop, and there's actually a photo floating around of that Christmas gift. That moment, I fell in love with basketball. I was about to turn four-years old on December 30 of that year, but from that moment on I knew that that orange sphere was something that I always wanted to be a part of my journey.
"Someone said on social media that that was the biggest investment in the history of mankind, a $20 Little Tikes hoop could turn what it's turned into today."