LA Lakers superstar LeBron James hits 40,000 points milestone while playing against Denver Nuggets

During the game, James completed his 40,000 career points as he scored 26 points in the game. It was the highest among the team as the Lakers lost the game by 124-114.

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NBA superstar LeBron James continues to shine in the ongoing tournament. Being in the business for more than two decades James is now a synonym for records in the prestigious league. On Saturday night LeBron James and his team faced Denver Nuggets and it proved to be a record-breaking night for him.

During the game, James completed his 40,000 career points as he scored 26 points in the game. It was the highest among the team as the Lakers lost the game by 124-114. It’s worth noting that James is the first person to complete 40,000 career points in the history of the NBA.

After reaching the milestone James received a standing ovation from fans at the Crypto.com Arena. At the next break, he a congratulatory pat on the chest from coach Darvin Ham. There was an in-arena visual show that was preceded and followed by James hoisting the ball above his head.

“It’s cool", says Lakers superstar LeBron James 

While speaking about his achievement LeBron James continued to praise the environment in the league and expressed his gratitude to all his supporters. “Being the first player to do something, it’s pretty cool in this league, just knowing the history, the greats that have come through the league and then you see some of the greats on the floor tonight, it was great to compete,” James said.

However, James also said that he hated that this milestone came in a losing cause as winning is more important for him than anything else. He said, “But for me, the main thing, as always, is to win, and I hated that it had to happen in a defeat.”

Notably, last year LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for becoming the most point scorer of all time. The man is in talks with the LA Lakers to renew his about-to-expire contract for three more years. He is going to be 40 next year and his retirement is also on the cards. 

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