Lakers’ LeBron James Passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Set NBA Minutes Record

Lakers’ LeBron James Passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Set NBA Minutes Record
Francisco RosaNovember 28, 2023

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 27: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 27, 2023 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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As if his 21st NBA season wasn’t already impressive enough, LeBron James broke another one of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s records Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. He is now the NBA’s all-time leader in minutes played.

James surpassed Abdul-Jabbar’s mark of 66,300 minutes just a month into the campaign and will have the opportunity to blow that record out of the water by the end of his illustrious career.

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LeBron has passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most career minutes in the reg. season and playoffs 👑 pic.twitter.com/hCvkasM0yD

What has been the most perplexing thing about this season is that James is playing some of the best basketball of his career at 38 years old. He’s set to turn 39 in December, but there’s no sign of regression in his play thus far.

The four-time league MVP and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer—a record he broke last season—is averaging 25.5 points per game to go along with 8.0 rebounds and 6.6 assists.

He’s truly defying father time as he continues to build arguably the greatest resume in basketball history.

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