THE BALL – LeBron packs for a historic record, Nehemiah ‘on fire’ in the G-League (NBA)

After five games of injury stoppages, LeBron James seems determined to silence the critics. He ended the first meeting with the Spurs with 21 points, adding 39 in a new duel with the San Antonio team, in the last dawn.

LeBron James now seems ready to beat the most desired record: the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. A ranking in which LeBron occupies second place, now 1,055 points behind the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The Lakers’ 6 finished last season averaging 30.3 points per game and, keeping the same pace in 2022/23, could be close to breaking that record midway through this season.

A personal goal by LeBron James that could also benefit the Lakers, who are still third in the Western Conference, with seven wins and 11 losses.

In the G-League, Neemias Queta stood out in the Stockton Kings’ victory over Santa Cruz (110-103). The Portuguese center finished the match with a double-double of 38 points and 18 rebounds, having also helped with three assists, two steals and four tackles. One of the best, if not the best performance by Neemias since he arrived in North American basketball.


Phoenix Suns – Utah Jazz, 113 – 112

Houston Rockets – Oklahoma City Thunder, 118 – 105

San Antonio Spurs – LA Lakers, 138 – 143

Toronto Raptors – Dallas Mavericks, 105 – 100