LeBron James led by 100 points from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, ranking fourth all-time in assists in a win over the Knicks.

LeBron James He does it all.

the Los Angeles Lakers The star moved within striking distance of the NBA scoring title on Tuesday while passing a pair of base-line greats on the career assists chart.

James entered Tuesday needing 117 points to He surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. It’s much closer after a 28-point effort 129-123 win over New York Nix in overtime. He now has 38,299 points and trails Abdul-Jabbar by 89.

James grabbed his first triple-double of the season, adding 10 rebounds and 11 assists. This is also an important milestone. is now First NBA player to record a triple-double in its twentieth season.

LeBron passes Jackson, Nash

James also leads the all-time assists leaderboard. He started Tuesday’s game needing nine assists to pass both Mark Jackson and Steve Nash to move into fourth all-time. He passed Jackson with his eighth of the night and then passed Nash with his ninth by making a renegade pass in traffic to set up Thomas Bryant Dipping in the fourth quarter.

Only John Stockton (15,806), Jason Kidd (12,901) and Chris Paul (11,246) have more assists than James (10,328). James is the only guard without break points top 20. While the scoring chase is in the spotlight, James’ greatness as a passer and all-around player remains in full view.

James edged out Knicks guard Jalen Bronson, who scored 37 points and made 6 assists while playing the length of the court to keep the Knicks in the game. But James Lakers held firm in overtime after giving up 6-0 to the Knicks with the final 1:33 of regulation to send the game into the overtime session.

The Lakers got the much-needed win as they look to move into the playoff position. With the win, they improved to 24-28, two games out of tenth place Utah Jazz Who will be awarded last place in the Western game if the regular season ends on Tuesday.

LeBron James hit a triple-double against the Knicks to move closer to Karim and pass Mark Jackson and Steve Nash on the career assists list. (Brad Banner/Reuters)

LeBron James breaking the scoring record is only a matter of time

James does not follow Karim’s track record in the fumes of the last phase of his brilliant career. far from it. His 30.2 points average over 40 games would rank as the third-highest scoring average of his 20 seasons in the NBA.

James averaged 20.9 points per game as a junior and hasn’t fallen from that pace since. He is on pace to break Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 100+ games played compared to his fellow Lakers’ greats. Abdul-Jabbar scored 38,387 points in 1,560 matches. The Lakers vs. Knicks game was the 1,407th game of James’ career.

The speed has James on track to pass Abdul-Jabbar against the Thunder on February 7 if he does not miss a match. Here’s the upcoming slate of Lakers fixtures as James seeks one of the last great feats of his football career.

Thursday: in Indiana PacersAnd 7 p.m. ET

Saturday: in New Orleans PelicansAnd 8 p.m. ET

February 7: against. Oklahoma City ThunderAnd 10:30 p.m. ET

February 9: against. Milwaukee BucksAnd 10 p.m. ET (TNT)

February 11: in Golden State WarriorsAnd 8:30 p.m. ET (ABC)

February 13: in Portland Trail BlazersAnd 10 p.m. ET

February 15: against the New Orleans Pelicans, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)

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