By CJ Carlson
Lebron James – 39,000 points and counting
We’ve heard LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time scoring leader a while back, but he’s yet to slow down his offensive production since then. Despite many doubting his ability to consistently put points on the table for the Lakers at this stage in his career, he keeps on dragging the Lakers to victory thanks to his offensive talent. Now, James just broke the 39,000 points mark over the course of his career, something that nobody else in league history has been able to do.
LeBron broke this new milestone during the Los Angeles Lakers 32-point blowout victory against the Utah Jazz. He had 17 points in 24 minutes of game time to help his squad get through the Group Play stage of the in-season tournament without a single loss on their record.
When asked about the milestone following the performance, LeBron said, “I got congratulated by my teammates and coaches, I haven’t had an opportunity to really wrap my head around what that means. There are so many great players that came across this league since the beginning of time, and so many great scorers. To be able to accomplish something that’s the first of anything, I think that’s always pretty cool. It’s a wild moment, that’s for sure.”
Lebron’s mention of doing something that hasn’t ever been done before is comical considering that he’s currently broken the majority of the career records that have been set. He’s arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time, and the numbers/championships certainly back that sentiment up.
To make it even more impressive, the King is currently still putting up insane numbers in his 21st season in the league. He’s averaging 26.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.5 assists for the Lakers. Assuming he holds onto this average and plays in the remainder of the Lakers games this season, he might even break the 40,000 mark by the time next season comes around.