LeBron James will continue breaking records and reaching new milestones. Furthermore, it should be no surprise that he did it again. James reached yet another milestone on Saturday night during the LA Lakers’ game against the Golden State Warriors.
The Los Angeles Lakers star captured the title of player with the most combined points in his NBA career, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points in the combined regular season and playoff points.
NBA Hall of Famer Abdul-Jabbar finished his career with a total of 44,149 points (38,387-regular season and 5,762-playoffs). James unloaded a three-pointer into the third quarter Saturday, which was for his 21st point of the game. This got him a total of 44,152 points, surpassing Abdul-Jabbar.
Although James got his points, the Lakers lost 117-115 to the Warriors as they missed the critical last-second free throw. If it wasn’t for James’ injury, he might have overtaken Abdul-Jabbar earlier in the season, because he missed a total of eight games in November due to health complications.
James currently is only 500 points short of passing Karl Malone on the regular-season list. He passed Michael Jordan back in 2017 for number one on the all-time playoff scoring list. James has enjoyed an incredible career so far but might be yielding to aging now.