LeBron James is adding to what seems to be an infinite list of achievements in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers’ star forward broke the tie with former Boston Celtics scorer Paul Pierce for 10th position on the NBA’s all-time 3-pointers made list during Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Another night, another milestone. @KingJames passes Paul Pierce to enter the top 10 of the all-time 3-point list. pic.twitter.com/Sk2Mb3oD7H
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 21, 2022
In the Lakers’ 123-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the season opening, LeBron James made three of his ten attempts from beyond the arc, tying Paul Pierce’s career high of 2,143 threes to move into the top ten. James made 3-pointer No. 2,144 in the Clippers game right away, draining one from long range off a pass from Lonnie Walker IV.
LeBron for 3! #KiaTipOff22 Live Now on TNT pic.twitter.com/SPHJlkwHRC
— NBA (@NBA) October 21, 2022
LeBron James, who finished with 31 points and 15 rebounds against Golden State, also tied Damian Lillard, a player for the Portland Trail Blazers, with that 3-pointer. Lillard has 2,144 3-pointers in his career in the NBA but is sitting out Thursday’s game since the Blazers are off. It would be interesting to track this statistic to see who will have played more minutes between James and Lillard by the end of the 2022–23 NBA season. LeBron James will continue to set records and fulfil goals, and none will be more eagerly awaited than his almost inevitable rise to the top of the league’s all-time scoring list.
The NBA’s all-time leader in points is now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it’s likely that LeBron James will unseat him this season.
LeBron James surpasses Paul Pierce for NBA history to add to his GOAT credentials, which first featured on ClutchPoints.