February 29, 2024

LeBron James made historical past on Monday night time as he set the minutes performed mark, mixed common season and postseason, however suffered one of the crucial lopsided defeats of his profession.

James performed in half-hour, scored 18 factors and tallied 5 assists. The Lakers fell to the Philadelphia 76ers, 138-94. James has now performed 66,319 minutes over the whole thing of his profession, surpassing fellow Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 66,297 minutes.

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Los Angeles Lakers ahead LeBron James, #23, dunks the ball in opposition to the Philadelphia 76ers in the course of the second quarter at Wells Fargo Middle in Philadelphia Nov. 27, 2023. (Invoice Streicher-USA TODAY Sports activities)

“King James” downplayed the milestone quantity in his postgame press convention.

“That doesn’t imply a lot to me,” he stated.

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James was clearly pissed off with the loss and stated that “rather a lot” wanted to vary concerning the group’s efficiency so as to stop one other blowout like that on the highway.

The 76ers hit 22 3-pointers within the win. The Lakers solely hit seven. Philadelphia outscored Los Angeles 40-14 within the fourth quarter, even with Joel Embiid sitting on the bench.

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, middle, goes up for a shot in opposition to Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photograph/Matt Slocum)

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“We obtained killed on the 3-point line,” he stated. “They made pictures. Give them credit score.”

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LeBron and Embiid talk

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, and Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid speak in the course of the first half of an NBA basketball recreation on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photograph/Matt Slocum)

The Lakers fell to 10-8 with the loss and moved to 1-1 on their present highway journey which began in opposition to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday in a 121-115 win. Los Angeles heads to Detroit to play the Pistons on Wednesday after which wraps it up in opposition to the Thunder in Oklahoma Metropolis on Thursday.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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