With 17 games left in the regular season, it is safe to say that all playoff hopes for the Los Angeles Lakers are all but gone. Following a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers dropped their fourth consecutive game in a 115-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday night in the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
While the Lakers as a whole did not show up to play, the greatness of LeBron James was on full display in Hollywood. Midway through the second quarter, James scored on an And-One basket as the Lakers came within 16 points, trailing 55-39. With the basket, James surpassed Michael Jordan as the fourth career leading scorer in league history.
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 once James surpasses Kareem Abdul Jabbar by the end of his career.
Unfortunately for James, his 31 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists were not enough for Los Angeles to come away with the victory. Following the loss to the Nuggets, the Lakers have now dropped eight of their last 10 games, and are currently 11th in the Western Conference.
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