With partner in crime, Anthony Davis, sidelined with an achilles injury for the next four weeks, LeBron James has had to step up even more for the Lakers. Although he is 36-years old and in his 18th season in the NBA, he’s showed no signs of slowing down from his elite production. In fact, James has continued to be one of the best players in the league and all-time, especially after he reached yet another career milestone during Thursday night’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
Entering Thursday’s contest, James was only 15 points shy of the 35,000 mark. Of course, such as task proved to be effortless for the King as he not only became the third player to ever to it, but the fastest player to ever reach the milestone.
THIRTY-FIVE THOUSAND POINTS!
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 19, 2021
James joins fellow Lakers Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He still has two years left on his current contact with the Lakers, so it isn’t too far fetched to possibly see LeBron surpass both Malone (36,928 points) and Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points). James is only 1,911 points behind Malone and 3,370 points behind Abdul-Jabbar.
Los Angeles shouldn’t fear at all while they have LeBron on the court. Although Davis’ injury is a big loss to the team, the Lakers have more than enough talent to stay competitive.