LeBron James dropped 46 points on Tuesday night against the LA Clippers. "The King" has now scored 40 or more points against all 30 NBA teams. However, the Lakers have lost 10 games in a row against the Clippers following their 133-115 defeat.
James finished the game with 46 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. In addition to scoring 40 or more points against every team, he also set a new career-high for 3-pointers made. He went 9-for-14 from beyond the arc.
Russell Westbrook had 17 points off the bench, while Thomas Bryant added 15 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, it was a total team effort for the Clippers as five players scored in double figures. They were led by Kawhi Leonard, who finished with 27 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Nevertheless, LeBron James made history by becoming the first player to score 40 or more points against all 30 teams. Kobe Bryant did the same to all 29 teams he faced during his career.
Here are some of the best fan reactions on Twitter:
"Jordan never did this"
"This is why Lebron James is the greatest player of all time"
"Cool he's getting beaten by 20 again"
"He could have done this every night of his 20-year-old career. But he is always prioritized making his teammates look good until now. This current terrible lake lineup allows him to play hero Basketball at last. Goat x 100"
"GOAT stat padder"
"That's all he wanted to do he knows his team ass"
"Not bad for a pass first guy!"
"And yet they were down 20 the entire game....garbage time points"
"his cool but doesnt make him the goat 🤷🏼♂️ if kobe and mj played for three different teams (and four stints) theyd have this record too im sure. props to lebron tho hes racking up all the longevity stats"
LeBron James inching closer to NBA scoring record
With 46 points on Tuesday night, LeBron James now have 38,210 points in his career. James is just 178 points away from breaking the NBA scoring record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
"The King" has been averaging 36.1 points per game since turning 38 last Dec. 30. If he continues scoring at this pace, he can make history on Feb. 2 against the Indiana Pacers. But if he wants to do it at home, his best chance is on Feb. 7 against the OKC Thunder.
With the LA Lakers looking to win as many games as possible, James might need to continue to score more. Nevertheless, one thing is for sure, if he doesn't get injured, he'll break the NBA's all-time scoring record before All-Star Weekend.