LeBron James’ talents have established him as a legend in basketball. The L.A Lakers’ star sends thunders down the hearts of his opponents whenever he’s on court. James has number of achievements to his name with many referring to him as GOAT.
During the team’s 127-119 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday, James surpassed Karl Malone to become the second-highest scoring player in NBA history. James finished the game with 38 points which accumulated to a total 36,947 career points.
Former Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remains 1,440 points ahead of James with a record of 38,387 points. James shared his thoughts on the historic feat on Friday night. He explained that winning matters the most to him.
“Winning is what’s most important to me and what’s always been most important to me, But the one thing I’ve been able to do is keep the joy of the game. I understand that we’re taking a lot of losses this season and whatever the case may be. But the joy of the game and going out there and competing is so damn fun.”
James further said, “the frustration of losing and things of that nature, obviously, in the heat of the battle” might be disappointing but “it’s a joy to play the game, and it’s a joy to go out there and play at this level at this point in my career, so I’m still having a blast.” Fans are certainly happy to see their beloved star reach new heights.
Meanwhile, the 37-year-old James is averaging 29.7 points in his 19th season in the league. It seems, James has no plans of slowing down anytime soon as he continues to smash records. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.
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