LeBron James edges closer to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA all-time scoring record

LeBron James playing for the LA Lakers against the Clippers
LeBron James playing for the LA Lakers against the Clippers Copyright Mark J. Terrill AP Photo
By Euronews with AP
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LA Lakers star LeBron James could be just a fortnight away from breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA all-time scoring record. He scored 46 points against the LA Clippers, but the Lakers lost the match.


Basketball star LeBron James hit a career-high nine 3-pointers while scoring 46 points for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.

In doing so James also ramped up his chase of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career scoring record with his 101st 40-point game, including the postseason.

He trails Abdul-Jabbar's 38,387 points by just 177 points, putting him in a position to potentially break the record at the end of the Lakers' upcoming five-game road swing instead of back home in Los Angeles.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Although LeBron James scored at least 40 points against the Clippers for the first time in his 20-year career, giving him a 40-point game against all 30 teams in the NBA, it wasn’t to be the Lakers’ night.

The Los Angeles Clippers hit 19 3-pointers of their own on the way to a comfortable 133-115 victory.

Paul George had 27 points and nine rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard added 25 points in the Clippers' third straight win overall. The Clippers hit a season-high 15 3-pointers in the first half while scoring a season-high 77 points and jumping to a 23-point halftime lead.

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