LeBron becomes 3rd player to reach 35K career points

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LeBron James continued putting his stamp on the NBA's record books Thursday night by becoming the third player in league history to reach the 35,000-point plateau.

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar accomplished the feat by draining a free throw in the second quarter against the Brooklyn Nets.

James trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Karl Marlone (36,928) on the NBA's all-time scoring list. He's the youngest of the three to reach the milestone.

The legendary forward is putting together a strong case for his fifth MVP award with averages of 25.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 7.9 assists entering Thursday's contest. If James were to continue averaging 25 points, he'd pass Abdul-Jabbar to become the league's all-time leading scorer in approximately 130 games (during the 2022-23 campaign), according to ESPN's Tim Bontemps.

LeBron becomes 3rd player to reach 35K career points
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