LeBron James is one of the greatest basketball players ever to grace the hardwood. LeBron has built a business and media empire on the back of his unparalleled hoops skills. There are very few things that King James hasn’t achieved in his incredible career.
On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers continued their struggle to find team chemistry. L.A. fell to the Indian Pacers, 111-104. The defeat put LeBron and company at 22-23, and even making the playoffs will be a struggle for this year’s squad.
LeBron James completed a very unique achievement despite the loss. LeBron contributed 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists to the losing effort. That was enough to reach a milestone that no NBA player can say they have.
James has now tallied 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 9,000 assists in his career. Only LeBron has ever put up those kinds of numbers. Not even Michael Jordan had such a productive career statistically.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the all-time scoring record in the NBA. Karl Malone is #2. James is 600 points behind The Mailman and 2,000 behind Kareem. It should only take two or three more seasons to hit those numbers.
LeBron James has proven time and time again that he is among the greatest individual performers in NBA history. Nobody will ever question that. James is just hoping his Lakers teammates can help turn things around as he searches for yet another NBA Championship.
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