LeBron James Posed With Jarring Reality Check from Fan Favorite PGA Tour Golfer

Published 01/25/2023, 2:22 PM EST
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On the brink of history, LeBron James turned back time with a dazzling performance against the Los Angeles Clippers but couldn’t secure for his side. The Los Angeles Lakers lost out to a 133-115 scoreline and fell flat against their city rivals. Several fans and pundits have made their remarks on the lack of service for James in his last years at the top level. So has PGA Tour golfer Joel Dahmen, who questioned whether the heroics were worth the monumental efforts.

Joel Dahmen questions LeBron James

The PGA Tour golfer, a fan favorite due to his humorous takes, made the remark in the backdrop of the LA Lakers’ loss against the Clippers in the NBA. He questioned whether James’ performance mattered if the team couldn’t fire as a collective.

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As a matter of fact, Dahmen’s tweet asserts a thoughtful statement. James rolled back the years with a 46-pointer performance that included a career-best nine three-pointers. While his attempt to win the game for his team was left in tatters, the 38-year-old is on the cusp of making personal history.

Even the Lakers coach, Darvin Ham, admitted to seeking more help for James. “I’m happy for him, but we’ve got to get better,” he said. “We’ve got to give some help in other areas.”

“He’s playing at an unbelievable level right now – it’s amazing to be able to watch. But having said that, we want to win games. So everyone can do something a little bit better — myself and my staff included,” Ham further added.

LeBron James inches to monumental record

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The record for the most points scored in the NBA has stood for years. It is held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, having amassed 38,387 points in a glorious career.

Jan 24, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) steals the ball from Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) in the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

However, James could surpass the figure soon. The Lakers forward is within touching distance of the mark. After Tuesday’s show, he is merely 178 points off Abdul-Jabbar and is on track to beat that record this season itself.

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While James has etched his name in the history books, getting over the record of NBA’s all-time top scorer will certainly be regarded as one of his greatest-ever achievements.

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Sharan Nair

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Sharan is an Engineering student with a desire to carve out a career in sports journalism. He is an ardent Tiger Woods fan and his 2019 Masters victory is what further cemented his love for the golfer. A die hard football fan, Sharan can be seen cheering for Real Madrid, and playing FIFA every chance he gets.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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