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Lakers star LeBron James joins Stephen Curry’s club of elite 3-point shooters

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James may not be known as one of the elite 3-point shooters in the NBA. However, that doesn’t mean he can’t make one.

In the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron drained his 2000th career triple, becoming only the 11th player in league history to accomplish such feat. He was at 1999 3-pointers entering the contest, so he needed just one to join the exclusive club.

As everyone knows, Ray Allen, Stephen Curry, Reggie Miller and James Harden lead the list with over 2400 triples each. Curry, at 2917 prior to their own game on Sunday, is on pace to surpass Allen’s record of 2973 this 2021-22.

Sure it’s unlikely for LeBron James to surpass the top dogs in the list, but it remains an amazing accomplishment given LeBron’s playing style. He is not really a volume 3-point shooter, so it is incredible he is even able to reach the 2000 3-point mark. It’s thanks in large part to his longevity, but it also proves how his all-around game has evolved over the years.

Unfortunately for the Lakers superstar, he wasn’t able to add more to his tally on Sunday after he was ejected moments later. LeBron figured into an altercation with Isaiah Stewart following an elbow to the eye of the Pistons center.