The Los Angeles Lakers just couldn’t keep up with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, falling 133-115.
It was a historic win for the Clippers, who have now beaten the Lakers 10 times in a row.
But it was also a special night for another reason: LeBron James of the Lakers set another NBA record.
LeBron James has now scored 40+ points vs. all 30 NBA teams.
The King 👑
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With his astonishing 46 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists, James has now scored 40+ points against every single team in the NBA.
When Tuesday’s game began, the Clippers were the last team that he hadn’t put up 40 against but few people thought he would pull that off.
That was especially true as the match went on and James and his team fell far behind the Clippers.
But James came to life and started sinking multiple threes (a career-high nine in total) and seemingly couldn’t miss.
In the end, he notched yet another major milestone and proved again that there are few players like him.
As for the rest of his team, they weren’t providing him much help.
Russell Westbrook scored 17 but was all over the place and lacking when it came to defense.
Thomas Bryant put up 15 and was the only other player in double-digits.
It has been said again and again but remains true: James needs a lot more help on the floor.
Will their inclusion be the boost of energy that the team needs?
James has achieved so much during his 20 years in the league but this latest record is one that will probably be unbeatable for a very long time.
What young NBA star could possibly score more than 40 points against every single franchise over the years?
Time will tell if anyone can surpass James.