Los Angeles Lakers team player Lebron James in the game against the Golden State Warriors, outscored Dirk Nowtizki in the NBA on 3s.
On the first day of the new NBA season, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James immediately reached another impressive milestone.
LeBron had a great game in his opening assignment against the visiting Golden State Warriors, finishing with numbers of 34 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Unfortunately, their efforts fell short against Stephen Curry and company, who returned for a 121-114 victory at Staples Center.
But if it’s any consolation, LeBron set another record after beating Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki for 12th place in the most 3-pointers in NBA history. The King did it when he threw his fourth triple against the Warriors (via NBA).
He added another to end the game with five long-range bombs and increase his total to 1,979.
It’s quite a commendable achievement, considering LeBron entered the NBA with a rickety outside shot. In his rookie year, he only hit 29 percent of his 3s. Over the years, he learned to develop his style, even learning the ropes from some of the best shooters in NBA history: his former teammates Ray Allen and Kyle Korver.
Last season, LeBron hit 36.5 percent of his 3s, the fourth-highest mark in his illustrious career. With the Lakers adding a handful of snipers this season, you’d think LBJ would get less stares from deep inside. But against the Warriors, he showed that that won’t be the case.
It probably won’t be long until LeBron James passes former Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd to No. 11 on the elite list. (Fielding)
Congrats to @KingJames of the @Lakers for moving up to 12th on the all-time THREES MADE list! # KiaTipOff21 pic.twitter.com/FHcFVDSrjP
– NBA (@NBA) October 20, 2021