LeBron James’ Greatest Games in Year 21: Lakers Star Keeps Making History in 2023/24 NBA Season

LeBron James’ Greatest Games in Year 21: Lakers Star Keeps Making History in 2023/24 NBA Season

Joel Reyes
November 21, 2023 at 8:38 AM
  • LeBron James scored 35 points in the Lakers’ win against the Clippers on November 2
  • He recorded a triple-double in the game against the Sacramento Kings
  • James scored a season-high 37 points in the win against the Houston Rockets

How long can LeBron James keep this going?

The Los Angeles Lakers star continues to defy Father Time, impressing fans with his excellent play in the 2023-24 NBA season at the age of 38.

Sports Brief looks at James’ greatest games in Year 21 of his illustrious NBA career.

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LeBron James in action against the Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers. Images: Katelyn Mulcahy/ Steph Chambers.
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LeBron scores 35 in win over Clippers

James helped the Lakers snap their 11-game losing streak against the Clippers, recording a double-double in their 130-125 victory on November 1.

He scored 35 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Lakers to the overtime win. It was their first victory over the Clippers since July 2020, when the NBA played in the Florida bubble.

The Lakers rallied from 19 points down to record their third win of the season.

James became the first player in NBA history to score at least 35 points in their 21st NBA season.

LeBron overcomes injury scare vs Suns

James led the Lakers to victory in Phoenix, helping them snap their three-game losing skid.

The 38-year-old remained in the game despite getting injured in the first quarter, inspiring the Lakers to the come-from-behind 122-119 victory.

He scored 32 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out six assists in 36 minutes of action.

He shot 11 of 17 from the field, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc.

He went toe to toe with Kevin Durant, who scored 38 points.

James records triple-double vs. Sacramento

James made history in the game against the Sacramento Kings on November 15.

He recorded his first triple-double of the season, scoring 28 points, handing out 11 assists, and grabbing 10 rebounds in the 125-110 loss to the Kings.

He broke a tie with Jason Kidd for the fifth-most triple-doubles in NBA history, with LeBron now having 108 in his storied career, per Fox Sports.

LeBron scores 35 vs. Blazers

The Lakers preserved their unbeaten record in the NBA In-Season Tournament, and they have James to thank for that.

He produced another monster performance, matching his season-high of 35 points in the 107-95 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on November 17.

James was listed as questionable before the game with a calf contusion, but he showed no signs of the injury against Portland.

He stuffed the stat sheet, recording nine assists, five rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes of action.

He was a creator down the stretch for the Lakers, with seven of his nine assists coming in the final quarter.

James was sizzling from beyond the arc in this contest, knocking down five of his nine 3-point attempts.

LeBron scores season-high 37 vs. Houston

LeBron loves playing against Dillon Brooks. He led the Lakers to a dramatic 105-104 victory over the Houston Rockets, scoring a season-high 37 points, including the game-winning free throw with 1.9 seconds left.

It was the four-time MVP’s fifth 30-point outing this season and his fourth in his last seven games. He also had eight assists, six rebounds, and three steals, per Sports Illustrated.

Not bad for the oldest player in the NBA right now.

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James' celebration goes viral

Sports Brief recently reported on James hyping up Lakers fans with his 'too small' celebration against Brooks.

He trolled the Rockets star after scoring on him in the third quarter.

James unleashed the celebration after making a tough layup.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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