Monday night was not a good one for the Los Angeles Lakers by any means. They got buried by the Philadelphia 76ers 138-94, as the 76ers threw in one heat-seeking missile after another from 3-point range — 22 in all, to be exact.
Just about nothing went right for the Lakers in this game. They shot just 7-of-28 themselves from beyond the arc, got outrebounded by a wide margin and gave up twice as many free throw attempts as they had themselves.
LeBron James had a non-descript 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 30 minutes, but he has been having an impressive season as he nears his 39th birthday.
He recently reached 39,000 career points, and on Monday, he became the NBA’s all-time leader in combined regular season and playoff minutes logged.
LeBron James has officially spent more total minutes on an NBA court than any player ever, combining 54,645 regular season minutes and counting with 11,654 playoff minutes.
He passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tonight.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 28, 2023
Four seasons ago in Philly, James notched another statistical milestone when he got past the late great Kobe Bryant on the league’s all-time career scoring list.
It says something about the Lakers’ rich championship tradition when the player James surpassed to achieve the all-time minutes mark is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the legendary Purple and Gold center who played 20 seasons and is arguably the greatest big man ever, if not the greatest player ever.