D’Angelo Russell’s social media reaction to reaching 10,000 points

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, 116-104, to record their eighth win in their last 11 games. They’re still in ninth place in the Western Conference, but they’re keeping pace with the teams that are immediately in front of and behind them in the standings.

LeBron James scored an extremely efficient 40 points while tying a career-high with nine made 3-pointers. It made him the NBA’s all-time leader in career 30-point games, as he surpassed Michael Jordan in that category.

But lost in that accomplishment was the fact that another key Lakers player hit a key milestone. While D’Angelo Russell didn’t have the most impressive of performances, he did reach 10,000 career points.

The starting guard took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to express his gratitude for reaching that mark.

By averaging 18.1 points and 6.4 assists a game while shooting a career-high 41.9% from 3-point range, Russell is having arguably the best season of his life. He has become L.A.’s third-best player, and his ability to become a flamethrower from downtown on any given night has become a major ace in the hole for his team.

Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire