Los Angeles Lakers Forward Lebron James Passes Major Milestone

Los Angeles Lakers forward Lebron James added to his legend on Sunday night. With his 35 points on 15-23 shooting in a 113-122 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, the four-time NBA champion joined Lakers icon Kareem Abdul-Jabar as only the second player in NBA history to exceed 38000 career points. James passes the milestone after 1399 games. For his career, Abdul-Jabar finished with 38387 points in 1560 games. James is 364 points away from passing him for most points of all time and will likely accomplish the feat sometime this season.

A six-time NBA champion and a six-time MVP,  Abdul-Jabar dominated the NBA from 1969 to 1989, first with the Milwaukee Bucks and later with the showtime Lakers. He has been the NBA's leading scorer for more than 30 years, and it speaks to his incredible longevity and dominance that James is only just now approaching him.

As for James, passing the milestone at this stage in his career is another feather in his cap and another point in his favor for his increasingly credible GOAT case. At 38 years old, James is still averaging 29.2 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 6.9 assists per game; he still has plenty in the tank and could add even more accolades to his resume. A four-time MVP and a four-time NBA champion, James has a chance to set some truly unattainable marks by the time he retires.
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