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LeBron James has officially made history. On Saturday night, he became the first NBA player ever to score 40,000 points in his career. He did so on the Lakers’ homecourt, when his Los Angeles Lakers took on the reigning NBA champions, the Denver Nuggets. James entered the game needing just nine points to reach the 40,000-point line, and the magical moment came just a few moments into the second quarter.

The shot itself was a driving layup to push the Lakers’ lead as fans in attendance cheered in celebration.

Last season, James became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer when he passed Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, who himself racked up 38,387 points in his illustrious career. When that moment came, the game stopped so that the Lakers could hold a ceremony for the new scoring king.

LeBron James becomes first player to eclipse 40,000 points

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LeBron James is the fist player in NBA history to score 40,000 points. He needed only nine points to reach that milestone, which he accomplished at the top of the second quarter off a layup, drawing a raucous standing ovation from the crowd at Crypto. – 9:15 PM Ben Golliver @BenGolliver
Lakers’ LeBron James is the first NBA player to score 40,000 points.
James scored his first 10,000 points in the exact same number of games as it took him to go from 30,000 to 40,000
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Bronny to decide on draft based on team interest

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USC freshman guard Bronny James is expected to weigh his entry into the 2024 NBA draft based on specific team interest, not draft position, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told ESPN on Saturday.

“I don’t value a young player getting into the lottery as much as I do getting him on the right team in the right developmental situation,” Paul told ESPN on Saturday.

What’s more, Paul said, the right team doesn’t necessarily equate with landing on a roster with his father, LeBron James — although LeBron James would be “head over heels excited if that were to happen organically,” Paul said.

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LeBron becomes first to reach 40K career points

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LOS ANGELES — LeBron James continues to extend his career to uncharted territory, becoming the first player in NBA history to reach 40,000 career points on Saturday night at Crypto.com Arena.

James came into the Los Angeles Lakers‘ game against the Denver Nuggets needing nine points to reach the mark. He got there with a driving layup at the 10:39 mark of the second quarter.

“No one has ever done it,” James said when asked about the point total this week. “And for me to be in this position at this point and time in my career, I think it’s pretty cool. Does it sit at the top of the

LeBron James becomes first player in NBA history to reach 40,000 career points

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to reach 40,000 regular-season points with his ninth point against the defending champion Denver Nuggets on Saturday at Crypto.com Arena.

James scored his 40,000th career regular season point on a driving layup with Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. defending him. 

James, 39, is also the NBA’s all-time regular-season leading scorer, having passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the No. 1 spot in February 2023. The 20-time NBA All-Star previously broke the record for most total points — regular season and playoffs — in February 2022.

James entered the league in 2003 at age 19, out of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, as the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s currently playing in his 21st season.

Miami Heat. James returned to Ohio in 2014 and led the team to four straight NBA Finals appearances and to its first, and only, NBA Championship in 2016. He signed with the Lakers in 2018 on a four-year, $153.3 million contract.

James is currently averaging 25 points per game this season, and the Lakers sit in ninth place in the Western Conference.

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How to watch Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Saturday's NBA game

1st Quarter Report

The Trail Blazers are on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have jumped out to a quick 25-20 lead against the Grizzlies.

If the Trail Blazers keep playing like this, they’ll bump their record up to 17-42 in no time. On the other hand, the Grizzlies will have to make due with a 20-41 record unless they turn things around.

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Portland Trail Blazers @ Memphis Grizzlies

Current Records: Portland 16-42, Memphis 20-40

How To WatchWhen: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8 p.m. ETWhere: FedExForum — Memphis, TennesseeTV: Bally Sports SouthEast MemphisFollow: CBS Sports AppOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Ticket Cost: $2.06What to Know

Having just played yesterday, the Memphis Grizzlies will get right back to it and host the Portland Trail Blazers at 8:00 p.m. ET on March 2nd at FedExForum. The Grizzlies are expected to win (but not