LeBron James becomes only player to achieve unique NBA record following latest milestone

LeBron James likes to put his foot on every NBA record list, and on Sunday, he added yet another glittery accolade to his resume, which is hard for his contemporaries to achieve anytime soon.

The LA Lakers faced the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center and recorded a 124-108 win. Their ace, Bron scored 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 13 assists in the first half to become the first player in the league’s history to score more than 40K career points, 11K career rebounds, and 11K assists.

According to StatMamba, King James also became the youngest & oldest player in the sport’s history to record more than 25 points and 15 assists. Even in the last game of the regular campaign, the 39-year-old left his mark.

The Lakers were on the verge of losing their spot to the Warriors a couple of days ago, but their determination in the eleventh hour helped them secure the 8th spot in the Western table. With a comfortable win against the Pelicans, the LA franchise confirmed another battle against them but in the play-in tournament.

LeBron and Lakers to face Pelicans in play-in tournament

LeBron James led the Lakers to a dominant win over New Orleans with a massive triple-double, showcasing his brilliant partnership with Anthony Davis, whose absence previously impacted the franchise.

The 4-time champion scored 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 17 assists, while Davis put up a game-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, silencing his doubters. The two came back from their injuries and illness to help out the squad, which lacked depth during their absence. In the final quarter, Davis left the court with a foot injury, however, the center will certainly appear for the rematch game to score more points.

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LeBron and Davis led the Lakers to a 124-108 win against the Pelicans; via Getty Images

Although the Pelicans didn’t have much to offer in the game, they will have an opportunity to redeem themselves in the play-in on Tuesday. The teams are one game win away from proceeding in the playoff tournament. Whoever loses between the two will have to face the winner of the Golden State Warriors versus Sacramento Kings game to advance in the playoffs.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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