LeBron James reached one other milestone on Sunday because the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Philadelphia 76ers.
With 5:47 left within the first quarter and the Lakers up 18-17, James bought a go from Russell Westbrook proper in entrance of the three-point line and drained a leap shot. The two-pointer would put him within the 38,000-point membership with solely Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar forward of him.
James completed the quarter with 16 factors, 4 assists and three rebounds. He is just a pair hundred factors away from Abdul-Jabbar’s report with 38,387 factors.
The Lakers celebrity talked about the potential for breaking Abdul-Jabbar’s report again in October. He mentioned he and the Basketball Hall of Famer had “no relationship” however defined what the mark meant to him.
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“To sit right here and to know that I’m on the verge of breaking in all probability probably the most sought-after report within the NBA, one thing that folks say will in all probability by no means be carried out, I feel it’s simply tremendous like humbling, for myself,” he mentioned. “I feel it’s tremendous cool.
“And , clearly Kareem has had his variations, with a few of my views and a few of the issues that I do. But pay attention, on the finish of the day, to have the ability to be proper in the identical breath as a man to put on the identical [Lakers] uniform, a man that was a staple of this franchise together with Magic and Big Game [James Worthy] over there for therefore a few years, particularly within the 80s, and a man that does so much off the ground as effectively. I feel it’s simply tremendous duper dope for myself to be even in that dialog.”
Abdul-Jabbar had been crucial of James previously – notably when it got here to urging Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.