40,000 career points!

LeBron James

Coming off his crazy game against the Clippers (34 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter to come back from -21 on the scoreboard…), LeBron James is getting closer to a new achievement the secret of which only he has and which testifies to his incredible longevity.

To date, the “King” is only 40 “small” points away from the mark of… 40,000 points in the regular season. Given his status as the most prolific goalscorer in history, he will obviously become the first player to cross this symbolic mark, and thus the “youngest” to achieve it.

A model of longevity and early maturity

As, ultimately, any level in scoring, as LeBron James is indeed the youngest player to reach the 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000, 12000, 13000 . 000, 31, 000, 32,000, 33 000, 34,000, 35,000, 36,000, 37,000, 38,000 and finally 39,000 points in the regular season!

As we approach this new “milestone,” we look back at the previous thresholds crossed by the record holder.

First points – 29.10.2003

At 18 years and 303 days, LeBron James scored his first career points on the Kings floor. He would collect 25 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals in the loss that night.

1,000 points – 09.02.2004

At 19 years and 41 days old, LeBron James scored 1,000 career points at home against the Celtics. He would put up 24 points and 6 rebounds in the win that night.

5,000 points – 21.01.2006

At 21 years and 22 days old, LeBron James scored 5,000 career points on the Jazz floor. He would collect 51 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds in the win that night.

10,000 points – 27.02.2008

At 23 years and 59 days old, LeBron James scored 10,000 career points on the Celtics floor. He would put up 26 points and 8 rebounds in the loss that night.

15,000 points – 19.03.2010

At 25 years and 79 days old, LeBron James scored 15,000 career points on the Bulls floor. He would collect 29 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists in the win that night.

20,000 points – 16.01.2013

At 28 years and 17 days old, LeBron James scored 20,000 career points on the Warriors floor. He would collect 25 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds in the win that night.

25,000 points – 02.11.2015

At 30 years and 307 days, LeBron James scored 25,000 career points on the floor of the Sixers. He would collect 22 points, 11 assists, 9 rebounds and 4 steals in the win that night.

30,000 points – 23.01.2018

At 33 years and 24 days old, LeBron James scored 30,000 career points on the Spurs floor. He would collect 28 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss that night.

35,000 points – 02.11.2015

At 36 years and 50 days old, LeBron James scored 35,000 career points at home against the Nets. He would collect 32 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss that night.

40,000 points – March 2024

At age 39, LeBron James will likely reach 40,000 career points at home in early March. It remains to be seen against which team: Nuggets (March 2), Thunder (March 4) or Kings (March 6)? Unless he opts out of the deal this Thursday, February 29, in a back-to-back against the Wizards…

LeBron James Percentage Jumps
Season Team MJ Min Recordings 3 points LF Off Def Early Pd Fun Int Bp Ct Point
2003-04 KEY 79 40 41.7 29.0 75.4 1.3 4.2 5.5 5.9 1.9 1.7 3.5 0.7 20.9
2004-05 KEY 80 42 47.2 35.1 75.0 1.4 6.0 7.4 7.2 1.8 2.2 3.3 0.7 27.2
2005-06 KEY 79 43 48.0 33.5 73.8 1.0 6.1 7.0 6.6 2.3 1.6 3.3 0.8 31.4
2006-07 KEY 78 41 47.6 31.9 69.8 1.1 5.7 6.7 6.0 2.2 1.6 3.2 0.7 27.3
2007-08 KEY 75 40 48.4 31.5 71.2 1.8 6.1 7.9 7.2 2.2 1.8 3.4 1.1 30.0
2008-09 KEY 81 38 48.9 34.4 78.0 1.3 6.3 7.6 7.3 1.7 1.7 3.0 1.2 28.4
2009-10 KEY 76 39 50.3 33.3 76.7 0.9 6.4 7.3 8.6 1.6 1.6 3.4 1.0 29.7
2010-11 MIA 79 39 51.1 33.0 75.9 1.0 6.5 7.5 7.0 2.1 1.6 3.6 0.6 26.7
2011-12 MIA 62 38 53.1 36.2 77.1 1.5 6.4 7.9 6.2 1.6 1.9 3.4 0.8 27.2
2012-13 MIA 76 38 56.5 40.6 75.3 1.3 6.8 8.0 7.3 1.5 1.7 3.0 0.9 26.8
2013-14 MIA 77 38 56.7 37.9 75.0 1.1 5.9 6.9 6.3 1.6 1.6 3.5 0.3 27.1
2014-15 KEY 69 36 48.8 35.4 71.0 0.7 5.3 6.0 7.4 2.0 1.6 3.9 0.7 25.3
2015-16 KEY 76 36 52.0 30.9 73.1 1.5 6.0 7.4 6.8 1.9 1.4 3.3 0.6 25.3
2016-17 KEY 74 38 54.8 36.3 67.4 1.3 7.3 8.6 8.7 1.8 1.2 4.1 0.6 26.4
2017-18 KEY 82 37 54.2 36.7 73.1 1.2 7.5 8.7 9.1 1.7 1.4 4.2 0.9 27.5
2018-19 LAL 55 35 51.0 33.9 66.5 1.0 7.4 8.5 8.3 1.7 1.3 3.6 0.6 27.4
2019-20 LAL 67 35 49.3 34.8 69.3 1.0 6.9 7.8 10.2 1.8 1.2 3.9 0.5 25.3
2020-21 LAL 45 33 51.3 36.5 69.8 0.6 7.0 7.7 7.8 1.6 1.1 3.7 0.6 25.0
2021-22 LAL 56 37 52.4 35.9 75.6 1.1 7.1 8.2 6.2 2.2 1.3 3.5 1.1 30.3
2022-23 LAL 55 36 50.0 32.1 76.8 1.2 7.1 8.3 6.8 1.6 0.9 3.2 0.6 28.9
2023-24 LAL 51 35 52.4 40.1 73.6 0.9 6.3 7.2 7.9 1.2 1.3 3.2 0.6 25.0
In total 1472 38 50.5 34.7 73.5 1.2 6.3 7.5 7.4 1.8 1.5 3.5 0.8 27.1

How to read statistics? MJ = matches played; Min = minutes; Kicks = Successful Kicks / Attempted Kicks; 3 points = 3 points / 3 points attempted; LF = free throws made/free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive jump; Tot = Total jumps; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal mistakes; Int = Intercepts; Bp = lost balls; Ct: Against; Points = points.

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