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LeBron James Sets New Record for Most Minutes Played in NBA History

LeBron James set countless records over the course of the past two decades, and he’s showing no signs of stopping. He just surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record for most minutes played in NBA history during the Los Angeles Lakers’ latest game against the Philadelphia 76ers. James entered his 21st NBA campaign averaging 25.5 points, eight rebounds, and 6.6 assists in 33.9 minutes per game, and his latest game with the Lakers was quite historic. He clocked in 66,289th minutes of game action between both regular-season and postseason games on Monday night, setting a new NBA record for most minutes played by a single player. Just last season, James also broke Abdul-Jabbar's longstanding scoring record. The NBA legend seated courtside to witness James breaking his record and applauded his historic achievement. "He led teams to world championships… He has that indefinable essence that they call leadership. He gets out there on the court and tries to get things done and guys get behind him because they have that much respect for him and his talent," said Abdul-Jabbar. Despite James’s best efforts, the Sixers defeated the Lakers by a landslide on Monday night. Joel Embiid’s sixth career triple-double led Philadelphia to an epic 138-94 win, and this 44-point loss marks the worst of James' career.