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LeBron James, the seasoned Lakers forward, has once again etched his name in NBA history, this time by becoming the first player to reach 40,000 points.

The milestone was achieved during the game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday when James expertly maneuvered past Michael Porter Jr. and scored a layup with 10:39 remaining in the second quarter. Despite his remarkable 26 points and 9 assists, the Lakers experienced a 124-114 defeat to the Nuggets.

“I hate it that it had to happen in a defeat, especially versus a team that plays extremely well. We played some good basketball tonight, but weren’t able to close it out.”

LeBron James, Expressing his sentiments on acheivement as Lakers lost the game

This isn’t the first time the basketball world has witnessed all eyes on LeBron James. Just over a year ago, in February 2023, he became the all-time leader in career points, surpassing Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar remains second in NBA history with 38,387 career points, and the late Kobe Bryant holds fourth place with 33,463 points.

LeBron James reached the 40,000-point mark in his 1,475th career game, a noteworthy comparison considering it took Abdul-Jabbar 1,560 appearances to achieve the same feat. In addition to this latest record, James holds the NBA record for the most consecutive games scoring at least 10 points, achieving double-digits in 1,161 straight appearances.

Reflecting on his scoring records, James mentioned, “No, I never thought about getting the scoring record. It just happened organically. I played the game the right way and went out and played the game and let the game come to me, and the scoring record happened organically for me. It was never a goal of mine when I came into the league, like I wanted to be the all-time leading scorer. But I’m still playing. And I can still score the ball, so it’s going to go up until I’m done playing.”

LeBron James, a four-time NBA champion, including a victory with the Lakers in 2020, boasts an impressive career with four NBA Finals MVPs, four regular-season MVPs, and 13-time All-NBA First Team honors, solidifying his status as a future first-ballot Hall of Famer.

By Jammy

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