LeBron James created history, as he became only the third player to score 36,000 points in NBA.
LeBron James’ every game comes with a possible record or milestone in NBA. 4 time NBA Champion and 4 time MVP award winner James has reached one such unbelievable milestone of scoring 36,000 points in the NBA.
Playing in his 19th NBA Season, James is still performing best – may not be his personal best but best in his team. LA Lakers were playing against Houston Rockets and desperate for a win to end their 5-game losing streak. James who is playing with some abdominal issues over the last few matches was on 35,969 points before entering into the matchup.
Ball dominant LeBron James started the game at the Center position considering the Lakers’ Covid-19 and other players’ form. But he still delivered a game-winning performance against the Rockets as the Lakers won the match 132-123. With this win, LA Lakers avoided the 6th straight loss and set the tone for upcoming fixtures.
LeBron was influential as always throughout the game for the Lakers. He scored his 3rd Triple-double of the season in the game with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. With this type of production in the game, LeBron James became the only player in NBA above 35 yrs who has scored 30+ points in 5 consecutive matches.
LeBron James 36000 points and NBA praises
LeBron James toppled another record scoring 32 points in the game. With his 1st of 2 free throws made in the last 35 seconds, LeBron reached 36,000 points milestone in NBA. He is now 3rd in most points scored in the NBA list just behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
Interestingly though LBJ averages an impressive 27.01points per game to get to the 36000 mark. While the top two players’ average is around 25 points. Yes, games were played differently back those days, NBA also had a different set of rules for the game but what LeBron has achieved with his uniform performance is very astonishing.
NBA has praised its megastar for the achievement, while other superstars also showed lots of love to the king. His former teammates and even his competitors have showered praises over him.
Although Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s tally of points seems farfetched, LeBron James’ achievements are phenomenal like the player himself.
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