LeBron James Achieves Incredible Milestone but Lakers Lose Battle for LA

LeBron James Achieves Incredible Milestone but Lakers Lose Battle for LA

  • LeBron James has made history again, this time by becoming the first player to score 40 points against every NBA team
  • James scored 46 points, but the Lakers lost to the Clippers in the battle for Los Angeles
  • James also hit nine three-pointers, which is a career-best

LeBron James continues to make history in the NBA. The 38-year-old became the first player to score 40 points against every NBA team.

This came after he dropped 46 points against the Los Angeles Clippers, who crushed the Lakers 133-115 in the battle for Los Angeles.

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LeBron James is playing at an incredible level at 38. Photos by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE.
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The four-time NBA champion first had his first 40-point game when he scored 41 against the New Jersey Nets on March 27th 2004 when he was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers as a rookie.

On the 1,404th game of his career, James has finally done it against every NBA team. He dropped 46 points on the LA Clippers, but he couldn't lift his team past the city rivals.

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James incredible milestone

The Clippers have done a good job on James in the last few years. They held him to just 24.1 points per game.

Against Ty Lue's team, he also had nine three-pointers, which is a career-best. The four-time MVP said he was just enjoying the game, per CBS Sports.

"I've got to this place by not even thinking about it. Just being at the moment, trying to play the game the right way. Even [Tuesday night], as well as I shot the ball, I was still trying to distribute to my guys, to make sure they felt some type of rhythm. That's just always how I've played the game."
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Lakers have struggled this season. Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE.
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Here are some reactions from fans after James hit another impressive landmark.

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"Love him hate him, he is the ultimate."
"LeBron is still playing at such a high level and for so long. Not to mention, his playstyle is of the athletic kind and not just a spot shooter. Still plays decent defense. He is incredible, definitely one of the greats."
"This is why Lebron James is the greatest player of all time."
"Jordan never did this."
"Absolutely unreal. There's never been anyone better than him. He's the GOAT."

When will James surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

One of the biggest storylines heading into the current NBA season was James inevitably becoming the leading scorer in NBA history. That will become a reality in a few week's time as James continues with another impressive season.

The former Miami Heat star is playing in his 20th season, and he is only 178 points away from Abdul-Jabbar's 38,387. ESPN projects that at his scoring average of 27.2 points, he needs just 7 games to surpass that record.

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7 NBA stars who held all-time scoring record

Sports Brief earlier reported on the seven players who have held NBA's all-time scoring record.

The current record is held by Lakers great Abdul-Jabbar. He overtook Wilt Chamberlain in 1984 and has been atop the list since then.

Joe Fulks was the first player to hold the NBA scoring crown. He did it from 1946 to 1952.

Other players who have held the record include, George Mikan, Ed Macauley and Bob Petit.

Source: Sports Brief News