Lebron James, an American basketball player, became the first player in NBA history to score 40 points while playing against each of the league’s 30 opponents.
In the Battle of Los Angeles on Tuesday night, “The King” also sensationally tied Michael Jordan’s record of three games with 45 points or more, which is the most ever at age 38. James is currently 177 points short from matching Kareem Abdul-38,387-point Jabbar’s career NBA scoring record.
Despite the Lakers losing the West Coast rivalry game 133-115, he might pass the NBA legend if he maintains his current form. He had 46 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists against the Clippers.
With 6:45 left in the game against the Clippers, James shot a career-high nine three-pointers, tying his previous mark in his 1,404th game. His genius, though, was not nearly enough to prevent the Lakers from falling behind by 23 points at the half.
After falling in the stands after a steal on Kawhi Leonard with 5:17 left in the third quarter, James spent the remainder of Tuesday’s game on the bench because Lakers head coach Darwin Ham didn’t want to risk hurting the four-time NBA champion ahead of their five-game road trip, which begins on Saturday against the Boston Celtics.