LeBron James: How many games does the Lakers star have until 40,000 career points

NBA: LeBron James unsure about Lakers future

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James has become synonymous with breaking records, and the Los Angeles Lakers star edges ever closer to becoming the first player in league history to reach the 40,000-career point mark.

The 39-year-old surpassed Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record as the NBA’s points leader in February 2023 and since then has been in the hunt for the 40,000-mark.

James played 37 minutes against the Suns in Phoenix on Sunday, and he finished with 28 points, 7 rebounds, and 12 assists to take his career total to 39,926 points, 74 points devoid of the “never-achieved” 40,000 mark.

The four-time league and Finals MVP is currently averaging 25.0 points per game, and at his current pace, he is expected to achieve the milestone in early March.

The Lakers will play two more matches in February, taking on the Clippers in a Los Angeles derby on February 28 before hosting the Washington Wizards at the Arena a day later.

James, if healthy, is expected to break the 40,000-mark when they play the defending champions, the Denver Nuggets, on March 2. However, if the former No. 1 pick fails to achieve his goal by then, he would be provided with another opportunity two days later, on March 4, when they take on the high-flying OKC Thunder.

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