LeBron James has become only the second NBA player in history to surpass 38,000 career points, closing in on Kareem Abdul-all-time Jabbar’s mark.
The 38-year-old just needed 11 points to surpass 38,000 and is currently 363 points shy of matching Abdul-record. Jabbar’s
However, the personal honor did little to improve James’ spirits as the Lakers lost a close game 113-112.
“It’s just disappointing going into those circumstances and not being able to come out with a win,” James said after the Lakers’ third consecutive loss.
The 76ers were led by Joel Embiid, who finished with 35 points and 11 rebounds, while James Harden had 24 points and 13 assists.
The Lakers were upset that they were not called for a foul late in the game, with Russell Westbrook saying Embiid grabbed his arm as he attempted to shoot.
“[I was] attempting to assault, to go to the hoop. Regrettably, he was clutching my wrist.” Westbook stated to reporters. “I couldn’t get the ball to rise. It’s OK; we’ll check into it tomorrow or tonight.”
The Lakers will play the Houston Rockets on Monday in an attempt to snap their losing streak, while the 76ers, who have won four of their last five games, will play the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.