LeBron James is still in high form at the age of 38
LeBron James scored 33 points in the Los Angeles Lakers game to lose a close 118-122 to the Boston Celtics yesterday (December 14). With this achievement, LeBron James has officially surpassed the late basketball player Wilt Chamberlain to become the second in the list of athletes with the most games to score 30 points in the NBA.
LeBron James currently has 516 games scoring 30 points in 1,386 appearances in his playing career. Meanwhile, Wilt Chamberlain has 515 games scoring at least 30 points in 1,045 games.
LeBron James’s record is only 46 games behind Michael Jordan, who set a record with 562 games scoring 30 points in 1,072 games, before officially retiring in 2003.
At the age of 38, LeBron James is still maintaining high form in the Los Angeles Lakers club. After 27 games played since the start of the 2022-2023 season, LeBron James featured in 20 games, averaging 26.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists. However, the Los Angeles Lakers club is still struggling when they are only 12th out of 15 teams in the Western NBA rankings, with 11 wins and 16 losses.
Top 5 athletes with the most games to score 30 points in the NBA
Number of matches
1 Michael Jordan 562 2 LeBron James 516 3 Wilt Chamberlain 515 4 Karl Malone 435 5 Kobe Bryant 431