Lebron James made history this weekend as the Los Angeles Lakers battled the Phoenix Suns.
Though the Lakers did not come out on top, losing the playoff game by 29 points, King James continues set the pace for current and inspiring athletes. Before sitting out the entire fourth quarter, the basketball star ended the night with with 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists – the 6th assist leading him to NBA history.
According to ESPN, James currently has 36,824 career points, 10,004 assists, and 10,150 rebounds. By the end of the week, he could pass Karl Malone for second place all-time in points scored.
“I get a loss of words anytime things like this happen to me,” James told ESPN. “I automatically start thinking about my hometown of Akron and my upbringing where I come from. The dreams I had of being in this league at the highest level and to now sit alone in a statistical category in this league. I model my game after being able to score, rebound and assist. And to sit alone in a stat, I’ll say cool, but it doesn’t quite make sense to me.”