LeBron leaps past Kobe for another NBA milestone

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'The King' joins legendary company in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan

RACKING IT UP. LeBron James is having himself a season full of personal milestones. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

MANILA, Philippines – Another game, another milestone for LeBron James.

“The King” surpassed Kobe Bryant for 5th place in the NBA’s all-time field goals made list after hitting 10 shots in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 109-118 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, March 2 (Sunday, March 3, Philippine time). 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for 5th on NBA&#39;s all-time career field goals list (11,720+) <a href=”https://t.co/6GVw9VQQCY”>pic.twitter.com/6GVw9VQQCY</a></p>&mdash; Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) <a href=”https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1102041846702698498?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 3, 2019</a></blockquote>
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Knocking down a total of 11,726 field goals, James relegated Bryant (11,719) to 6th place and joined legendary company in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (15,837), Karl Malone (13,528), Wilt Chamberlain (12,681) and Michael Jordan (12,192).  

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Congrats to <a href=”https://twitter.com/KingJames?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@KingJames</a> of the <a href=”https://twitter.com/Lakers?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@Lakers</a> for moving up to 5th on the all-time FIELD GOALS MADE list! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LakeShow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#LakeShow</a> <a href=”https://t.co/wibnvmOvf9″>pic.twitter.com/wibnvmOvf9</a></p>&mdash; NBA (@NBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1102040888694505472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 3, 2019</a></blockquote>
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This comes less than a week after the four-time MVP became the first player in NBA history to place in the top 10 of both the all-time scoring and assists lists. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”> <a href=”https://twitter.com/KingJames?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@KingJames</a> <br><br>The only player in TOP 10 POINTS &amp; ASSISTS all-time! <a href=”https://t.co/pYGufNuD0E”>pic.twitter.com/pYGufNuD0E</a></p>&mdash; NBA (@NBA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1100204981532147712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>February 26, 2019</a></blockquote>
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While James has had a successful season individually, his Lakers are on track of missing the playoffs after a sorry loss to the Suns, the NBA’s worst team.

Los Angeles has lost 3 straight games and languishes at 10th place in the Western Conference with a 30-33 record. – Rappler.com