NBA Milestone Night: LeBron James 3rd with 36,000 points, Stephen Curry 1st with 3,000 three-pointers

tuesday’s NBA game was twice as historic as the two most famous active basketball players in the world, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors reached memorable milestones in their respective games.

The first to see action was James, who was confronted by the Houston missiles in the “Special City” and became the third player of all time to score a minimum 36,000 points, while “Chef” later hosted the Denver Nuggets and took his time, but managed to become the first human in NBA history to bat 3,000 three-pointers.

LeBron, the youngest with 36,000 points

In the first game of the season in which LeBron starts centrally because of Anthony Davis‘Absence due to injury, the star of’Room Disturbance 2had one of his best games of the season, scoring the 102nd triple-double of his career, with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the 132-123 victory over the Rockets.

This guy is unbelievable

David Fizdale on LeBron James

“I don’t think you realize what this man just did,” said Lakers assistant David Fizdale. “He just played the five for four quarters and dominated the position. This guy is incredible. I can’t help it, man. We’re very lucky as basketball people to see what we’re looking at from this guy right now, and it’s just beautiful.”

At 36 years old, LeBron James is the youngest player to reach 36,000 career points and joins a club made up of only: Kareem Abdul Jabbar (38,387 points) and Karl Malone (36,928 points).

Curry has made its own mark

Curry only needed one three-pointer in his career to reach 3,000, and then six consecutive misses to start the game, he hit a three-pointer at the end of the third quarter to reach the milestone.

Last December 14, “Chef” surpassed Hall of Famer Ray Allen (2,973) for most three-pointers in NBA regular season history.

In addition, with the aforementioned three-pointer, Curry equaled his own all-time record with 157 straight games with at least one successful three-point shot.

In the game that the Warriors surprisingly lost to the Nuggets 89-86, “Steph” gathered 23 points and five long distance baskets.


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