LeBron James Becomes 4th Player in NBA History to Reach 33,000 Points Mark

LeBron James in 2018. Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock (9818466f)

Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar LeBron James continues to write his name into history books. In Wednesday night’s 114-110 win against New Orleans Pelicans, James scored 29 points and became the fourth player in NBA history to reach the 33,000 career points mark.

James has now scored 33,008 points in his career, and only trails Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time list.

James has established himself as a legitimate MVP candidate this season, leading his Lakers to the best record in the league at the moment with 16-2. The 34-year-old is currently averaging 25.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and league-leading 11.0 assists per game.

If he continues with this pace, LeBron James could also move up on the all-time assists leaders list before the season is over. James is currently at 10th place with 8,860 career assists, with Gary Payton sitting at nine with 8,966.

Earlier in the season, James reached another impressive mark when he became the first player to have a triple-double against every team in the league. He did this on November 20th against Oklahoma City Thunder, when he finished the evening with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists.