In his 21st NBA season, LeBron James has added yet another record to his resumé. Earlier on Monday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers, James surpassed legendary basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s record to become the league’s all-time leader in minutes played.
James passed the 66,300 minutes played mark just a month into the regular season. Showing no signs of slowing down, James has the opportunity blow the record out of the water, setting a higher bar for the next generation. At 38 years old and poised to be 39 in December, James continues to play at the highest level.
In the game against the Sixers to surpass the record, the Lakers star surpassed Abdul-Jabbar’s previous minutes record of 66,297. Third on the list is Karl Malone who played 62,700 minutes and Kobe Bryant is in fourth with Dirk Nowitzki following. Chris Paul is the closest active player ot James in the all-time minutes list, although he is No. 28. Kevin Durant is the other active player, making it in the top 50. Just last season, James also surpassed Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record. In the current season, James averages 25.5 points, eight rebounds and 6.6 assists, playing just shy of 34 minutes per game.