LeBron James’ 46 points weren’t enough to clinch the win for the Los Angeles Lakers as they lost 133-115 to the Los Angeles Clippers yesterday. But as LeBron continues to chase Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record, he made more NBA history in the loss.
According to Tom Haberstroh, LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 40 points against all 30 NBA teams with his performance yesterday. What’s equally wild is that there are only seven teams in which he hasn’t dropped 40 at least twice.
LeBron managed to beat out James Harden for that particular feat. Harden has scored 40 on 29 of 30 teams, with the Houston Rockets being the only team left on his checklist.
Kevin Durant can match this feat with performances against the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook both have five more teams to pass 40 before they can match the feat.
LeBron James is now only 177 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. If he maintains his current average of 30.2 points per game, he will break the record within five or six games.
The bad news for Lakers fans is that five of their next six games will be on the road. So unless LeBron has some bad games or decides to rest, chances are he will have to go to Indiana or New Orleans to make history.
How many more records will LeBron James break before his incredible career comes to an end?