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By John Adiasi

LeBron James Makes History with 39,000 Points as Lakers Secure In-Season Tournament SpotLOS ANGELES, CA – In a remarkable feat, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has become the first player in NBA history to reach 39,000 career points.

The milestone was achieved during the Lakers’ recent home game against the Utah Jazz, where James sank a three-pointer in the first quarter at Crypto.com Arena.

Earlier this year, James surpassed Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s long-standing record of 38,387 points. Now, with his new achievement, James finds himself in uncharted territory.

According to the NBA, at his current scoring pace, he is on track to reach 40,000 points later this season.When asked about the significance of his accomplishment, James expressed gratitude for the recognition but admitted he hadn’t fully comprehended its meaning.

“There’s been so many great players that came across this league since the beginning of time, and so many great scorers,” James stated. “To be able to accomplish something that’s the first of anything, I think that’s always pretty cool.

It’s a wild moment, that’s for sure.”In addition to becoming the first player to reach 39,000 points, James also recorded another milestone during the same game. He made his 2,291st three-pointer, surpassing Vince Carter to claim the seventh position on the all-time three-pointers list.

Despite his personal achievements, James remained focused on the team’s success. Alongside his 17 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists, the Lakers secured a dominant 131-99 victory over the Utah Jazz. With a perfect 4-0 record in West Group A, the team has secured a spot in the knockout round of the NBA’s new In-Season Tournament.

In another tribute to James’s incredible career, a museum called “LeBron James’ Home Court” is set to open in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, on November 25th. The museum will showcase a multimedia experience chronicling James’s journey from his childhood to his current NBA stardom.

will include items such as his iconic all-white suit worn on NBA Draft day in 2003 and an original backboard and rim from St. Vincent–St. Mary High School, where he first gained attention as a basketball prodigy. As James reflected on the upcoming museum opening, he expressed his excitement about sharing his story with fans worldwide.

“My dream was always to put Akron on the map, so to have a place in my hometown that allows me to share my journey with my fans from all over the world means a lot to me,” shared James.

“I’ve been known to hang on to a lot of things over the years, and I always knew there would be a time and place to bring them out.”

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