With 21 games left in the regular season, it is everything but sunny in Southern California. Following an embarrassing loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Los Angeles Lakers dropped their second consecutive game in a 110-105 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday night in the FedEx Forum Arena in Memphis.
While the Lakers playoff hopes continue to fade following the loss, the greatness of LeBron James was on full display. Midway through the first quarter, James threw a dime to an open Kyle Kuzma, who scored on a layup attempt to put the Lakers up 15-14. The assist was the 8,525th dime of James’ career and placed him 10th all-time in league history.
In the midst of recording his sixth triple-double of the season, James entered a class of his own with his latest accomplishment. Currently fourth all-time in scoring (32,162), James became the first player in NBA history to rank top-10 in both points and assists.
Whether you like him or hate him, this is an incredible feat for James, and he has shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With a chance to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, do not be surprised if James is ranked top-five in points and assists by the end of his career.
Unfortunately for James, his 24 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists was not enough for Los Angeles to come away with the victory. Following the loss, the Lakers have now dropped six of their last eight games, and are currently 11th in the Western Conference.
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