LeBron James becomes the third NBA player to reach 35,000 career points
James finished the Los Angeles Lakers’ 109–98 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at 35,017 points – 1,911 behind Malone and 3,370 behind fellow leaker Giants Abdul-Jabbar.
The Lakers were without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder in Thursday’s game, which saw the Nets secure for their fifth straight win despite giving James 32 points and seven assists.
James Harden finished the night with 23 points and 11 assists for the Nets, while Joe Harris scored 21 points.
“It is an honor for me to be associated with some of the greatest people in the sport,” James told reporters after the game.
“I’ve always wanted to go out there and play the game the right way, inspire my teammates, inspire people and try to be just as good as every single night and not really have a roof for me Put. Put a ceiling on the ability or what I can do. “