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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James becomes fourth player in NBA history to reach 33,000 career points

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Another day, another piece of history for LeBron James.

The Los Angeles Lakers star passed the 33,000 point mark in today's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, becoming just the fourth player in NBA history to do so.

James reached the mark with 5:25 remaining in the fourth quarter, burying a three-pointer over Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes for his 23rd point of the night.

The 34-year-old currently sits fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list, trailing only Kobe Bryant (33,643), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387).

He is also the youngest player to reach the 33,000 points mark and is the first player in NBA history to have 33,000 career points and 8,000 career assists.

James finished the game with 29 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and two steals on 18-of-18 shooting from the field as the Lakers edged the Pelicans 114-110 for their ninth win in a row.

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