LeBron James Shatters NBA History with 40,000 Career Points Milestone
Posted on March 4, 2024, 10:00 am
LeBron James, the illustrious forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, has etched his name in the annals of NBA history by becoming the first player ever to score 40,000 career points. This monumental achievement was reached during a game against the Denver Nuggets, despite a 124-114 loss for the Lakers. The moment James secured this record with a left-handed layup, the Staples Center erupted into applause, honoring him with a standing ovation. The game briefly paused to celebrate this achievement, highlighting James’ unparalleled legacy with a tribute video.
Previously, James had surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. Entering the game against the Nuggets only nine points shy of the 40,000-point milestone, there was little doubt he would make basketball history once again. Reflecting on this achievement, James emphasized the unique honor of setting a league-first record, given the NBA’s storied past and the legends who have graced its courts.
Despite the personal milestone, James focused on the team’s performance, expressing disappointment over the loss but cherishing the competition and the night’s memorable moments. Now in his 21st season, James continues to be a formidable force in the league, averaging 25.3 points, 7.9 assists, and 7.1 rebounds per game, underscoring his enduring impact on the game of basketball.