Action is brewing in Philadelphia as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the 76ers. The Lakers came into the game hoping for a win, but one of their stars got something far more valuable. LeBron James further cemented his NBA legacy after breaking an all-time record that was previously held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
LeBron James writes his name in Lakers and NBA record books after an absurd feat
During Monday night's game against the Sixers, James broke the NBA record for most minutes played in league history, per ESPN. James' 66,298 minutes passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's previous record.
It took Abdul-Jabbar 21 seasons to reach his original record. Now, James dethrones the Lakers legend in a similar fashion after achieving the feat in his 21st year. This minutes-played record is not the first mark James took from Abdul-Jabbar.
On February 7th, 2023, James became the NBA's all-time leading scorer, a mark that stood since Abdul-Jabbar retired in 1989. James continues to establish himself as one of the greatest players in league history.
The modern-day legend's accolades are impressive. However, he wants to help the Lakers win a championship during the 2023-24 season.
Los Angeles has high expectations after they advanced to the 2023 Western Conference Finals. The team chose to keep their core intact and add to their outstanding role-player rotation. Of course, James has been at the center of the action.
The Lakers superstar averages 25.5 points, eight rebounds, and 6.6 assists through the first 17 games of the 22-23 season.
Los Angeles entered the matchup against the 76ers with a 10-7 record. LA sits in seventh place in the Western Conference standings. Can James' historic accomplishment give LA momentum to beat their foes?