LeBron James, the youngest player to score 10,000, 20,000, and 30,000 points, now hits 40,000 for the first time

National Basketball Association (NBA) star LeBron “King” James of the Los Angeles Lakers has become the first player in history to reach the 40,000-point milestone in the regular season.

James became the first player in NBA history to reach the 40,000-point plateau in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season on Wednesday during a home game against the Denver Nuggets at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, USA. James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career-high 38,387 points during last season and reached the 40,000-point mark 바카라사이트 on a layup with 1:21 left in the second quarter.

James, who was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, became the youngest player to reach the 10,000-, 20,000- and 30,000-point milestones. He’s currently the oldest player in the league (born in 1984), but he’s playing beyond his years this season, averaging 25.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game.

James, who had 39,991 points before the game, easily surpassed the 40,000-point mark and finished with 26 points and nine assists. However, the team fell 114-124 to Denver.