On Tuesday night, LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers joined a club that only Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar previously belonged to.
That would be the career 36,000-point club, as James passed the threshold during a 132-123 Lakers win over the Houston Rockets.
James, who turns 37 on Thursday, is now just over 900 points behind Malone for second all-time in NBA history and nearly 2,400 behind Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387.
In his 18th season, James is the youngest player in NBA history to reach every 1,000-point milestone.
Malone played 19 seasons until just shy of his 41st birthday, while Abdul-Jabbar played 20 seasons until he was 42.