James beats Malone’s record, but the Lakers lose

LEBRON James is now the second-highest scorer in the NBA regular season of all time, Sunday (20/3), but failed to score the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Washington Wizards.

James had 38 points and 10 rebounds in the game at the Wizards’ home Capital One Arena.

This achievement was enough to bring James past Karl Malone’s record to occupy the second position as the top scorer in the NBA regular season with 36,947 points.

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However, James’ form failed to prevent the Lakers from losing 127-119 to the Wizards, who had previously suffered six straight defeats.

« Being a part of this league for a long time, being associated with the legends who’ve played this sport, the people I’ve seen, watched or read, I’m speechless, » said James of his accolades.

James, who holds the NBA points record for combined NBA and playoffs, started the Wizards with just 20 points off Malone’s record of 36,928. (AFP/OL-1)