On Thursday, as he crossed 35,000 points, LeBron James achieved a career milestone, making him the third and youngest NBA player to do so after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.
James finished the 109-98 defeat of the Los Angeles Lakers to the Brooklyn Nets at 35,017 points-1,911 behind Malone and 3,370 behind Abdul-fellow Jabbar’s Laker legend.
In Thursday’s game, which saw the Nets secure their fifth straight win despite James contributing 32 points and seven assists, the Lakers were without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder.
With 23 points and 11 assists for the Nets, James Harden ended the evening, while Joe Harris scored 21 points.
However, the 36-year-old previously said that hosting an All-Star Game this season is a “slap in the face” to players given the short offseason.