LeBron James, who is currently the oldest competitor in the competition, recently reached a new career high when he scored 39,000 points.There has never been an accomplishment like this in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
LeBron James has been making it seem like he breaks records or sets new goals every time he steps onto the court over the last few days.
This is the sentiment that has gained traction.After scoring 35 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 18, the legendary Los Angeles Lakers player now owns the record for the most points scored in a single game in the twenty-first season.Two days later, James scored 37 points, breaking his own record for most points in a game. The Houston Rockets made a basket on November 20.
In the last three matches, LeBron James has conquered a new careerlandmark each time he steps onto the field.
LeBron James achieved a new historic mark today, November 22, when he officially surpassed the 39,000 career point mark*. He is currently the only player and the first player in NBA history to do so.
LeBron passed the “39K” mark with a 3-pointer that he made at the start of the first half of the NBA In-Season Tournament game between the Utah Jazz and Crypto.com at their home court.
LeBron James had 38,995 points before he entered this morning’s (November 22) game against the Utah Jazz. This figure is derived from 1,434 games and 54,539 minutes of play.
James has scored 38,995 points in the last 20 years, which includes:
14,281 attempts at the hoop (field goal made, or FGM). During his career, LeBron averaged 50.5% from field goal distance on 28,264 attempts.
2,290 3-pointers, 3PT completion percentage
8,143 free throws, an FT success percentage of 73.5%
Naturally, with LeBron James still in the lineup, all of these statistics will rise (for points, FGM, 3PTM, and FTM) or fall (for FG, 3PT, and FT rates).