James has been performing splendidly all season long and has broken multiple records, even at 37 years old.
He surpassed another massive milestone on Sunday night.
37 years old.
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— NBA (@NBA) March 27, 2022
The Los Angeles star became only the second player in NBA history to score 37,000 points when he sank a three-pointer in the second quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans.
37,000 is a huge feat and quite a cause for celebration – but James still left the game unhappy.
That’s because even with James’ incredible output, the Lakers are still an utter mess.
Kareem Up Next?
There is only one other player in the history of the league to accomplish this major triumph: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who ended his career with 38,387 points over 20 seasons.
James is nearing retirement but he definitely has a few more seasons left in him which means it’s all but assured that he will surpass Abdul-Jabbar before he hangs it up.
Hopefully, when he takes the number one spot, his team will be in much better shape.
At this point, the season is a lost cause for the Lakers.
They might not even make the postseason as they’re currently clinging to the tenth spot in the West.
That’s such a shame because James really is playing some mind-blowing basketball, especially for his age.
The team ended up losing on Sunday night, despite James’ great game.
Unfortunately, James also injured himself which has now put the rest of his season into jeopardy.
For James, there were reasons to be happy – and worried – after Sunday night’s loss.