Dubbed by most basketball fanatics as “The Greatest Basketball Player of All-Time”, LeBron James makes a new milestone that puts himself further in that position. LeBron had just made the record for being the only player in NBA history to ever reach 30k points, 10k rebounds, and 10k assists.
A feat no one has ever come close, except the King.
The record-breaking event took place during a match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns yesterday (March 14). He tallied his 10,000th assists after passing the ball to Carmelo Anthony, who then made an open three-pointer during the second quarter.
Currently, LeBron James has 36,824 points, 10150 rebounds, and 10,004 assists in his career. Bron broke the 30k mark in points back in 2018, joining the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Dirk Nowitzki, and the great Michael Jordan.
Out of these legends, only Kareem had the closest career-assist record (5,660) while also having more than 30k points and 10k rebounds.
Unfortunately, the Phoenix Suns spoiled this historic night for LBJ. The duo of Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton manhandled the Lakers and blew them out by 29 points, 140-111. Booker and Ayton both had a double-double; Booker (30 points, 10 assists); Ayton (23 points, 16 rebounds).
Although LeBron James played as a starting center and was everywhere on the court (scoring, passing, rebounding), the Suns were still too much for the Purple and Gold. At the game’s conclusion, LeBron put up 31 huge points, 6 assists, and 7 rebounds.
The Lakers are continuing to struggle even though James consistently plays at an elite level night in and night out. LBJ is already in a league of his own, but not even he can salvage the future of the Lakers.
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