LeBron James Reaches 40,000 NBA Points: Breaking Down His Scoring Milestone and Club Contributions - NEWS

LeBron James Reaches 40,000 NBA Points: Breaking Down His Scoring Milestone and Club Contributions

After surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the player with the most points in NBA history, LeBron James is about to set a new milestone. He is only 9 points away from reaching the 40,000 point mark in this tournament.

This is an extremely great achievement, especially when LeBron James is still showing high-level performance at the age of 39. Scoring an average of 25.2 points per game is an unbelievable number for a recent basketball player. 40, especially when people around LeBron James’ age are almost all retired or no longer able to compete at the highest level.

In this article, The Sporting News will review the scoring achievements of “King” LeBron James throughout his career.

How many points has LeBron James scored in the NBA?
After the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Washington Wizards, LeBron James now has 39,991 points in his career.

With only 9 points away from the 40,000 mark, LeBron James will definitely surpass it in the match against the Denver Nuggets.

LeBron James’ achievements are almost impossible to surpass in the near future. The player with the second highest score still playing, Kevin Durant, also has only 28,318 points. Immediately followed by James Harden (25,600), Russell Westbrook (25,092) and Stephen Curry (23,198).

Remember, to reach LeBron James’ milestone requires not only talent, but also maintaining peak performance throughout his 21-year career. At the age of 39, LeBron James still averages 25.2 points per game, and is always among the best players in the world. Not only that, LeBron James hardly has any serious injuries.

However, records are born to be broken. It took LeBron James 39 years to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s achievements. In the future, someone will surpass LeBron James’ record, although this may take decades.
LeBron James’ scoring record by team
Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-10, 2014-2018)

LeBron James has scored 23,119 points in two periods playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In his first 7 seasons playing for the Ohio State team, LeBron James had a total of 15,251 points. After 4 years, he returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, scoring 7,868 more points and helping the team win the 2016 NBA championship.

In the 2007/08 season, LeBron James topped the NBA’s scoring list with an average of 30 points per game. By the 2017/18 season, LeBron James also gradually led the NBA in total points scored with 2,251 points at the age of 33.

LeBron James at 39 years old:

•4× NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020)
•4× NBA Finals MVP (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020)
•4× NBA Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
•NBA In-Season Tournament champion (2023)
•NBA In-Season Tournament MVP (2023)
•19× NBA All-Star (2005–2023)
•3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2006, 2008, 2018)
•13× All-NBA First Team (2006, 2008–2018, 2020)
•3× All-NBA Second Team (2005, 2007, 2021)
•3× All-NBA Third Team (2019, 2022, 2023)
•5× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009–2013)
•NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014)
•NBA Rookie of the Year (2004)
•NBA All-Rookie First Team (2004)
•NBA scoring champion (2008)
•NBA assists leader (2020)
•NBA 75th Anniversary Team
•NBA all-time scoring leader (2023)
•2x Olympic Gold Medalist (2008, 2012)

Miami Heat (2010-2014)

LeBron James scored 7,919 points in 4 seasons with the Miami Heat.

This is also the highest point in LeBron James’ entire career, when he won 2 championships with the Florida state team. However, LeBron James only scored an average of 26.9 points during this period, partly because he had high-class satellites to share with like Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh.

Los Angeles Lakers (2018-present)

Up to now, LeBron James has 8,953 points for the Los Angeles Lakers and this number certainly hasn’t stopped yet.

In the 2021/22 season, LeBron James averaged 30.3 points. Remember, he was 37 years old at that time. At the age of 38, LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record (38,387 points) and currently, he is aiming for the 40,000 point milestone in the NBA.

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