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LeBron James reaches 35,000 points in another career milestone

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:52 PM February 19, 2021
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LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on February 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

MANILA, Philippines—NBA superstar LeBron James continued to make history after he became just the third player in NBA history to surpass 35,000 points on Friday.

The four-time league MVP secured the historic scoring mark when he put up 32 points in Los Angeles’ 109-98 loss to Brooklyn.

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As it stands, James has 35,017 points and sits at third in the all-time scoring list behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Malone (36,928).

James, who’s in his 18th year in the league, is on pace to average at least 25 points a game for the 17th consecutive season of his career and the only time he had less than that mark was during his rookie year.

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The Lakers superstar can also reach Abdul Jabbar’s mark if he continues to average at least 25 points a game across 135 matches.

James’ scoring milestone came on the same night he named starter and captain for his 17th All-Star Game, only trailing Abdul-Jabbar (19) and the late great Kobe Bryant (18) in number of appearances.

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