Five Key NBA Milestones to Watch for in the 2023-24 Season

The 2023-24 NBA season continues, with key milestones near for stars. As the second half starts, let's examine five markers ahead.

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By pratik | Feb 23, 2024 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The 2023-24 NBA season continues, with key milestones near for stars. As the second half starts, let’s examine five markers ahead.

LeBron James: First Player to Reach 40,000 Career Points– LeBron James makes history as the first to reach the 40,000 career points mark. The Los Angeles Lakers star entered this season needing 1,348 more points. Now just 132 away, he’s on pace to be the first in NBA history to reach this 40,000 milestone soon.

Chris Paul: Second on the All-Time Assists List -Chris Paul inches toward second on the assists list. The Warriors’ guard has dazzled with his passing though injuries have cost him games. If he had been healthy, the 361 dimes needed to pass Jason Kidd appeared within his reach. Paul’s vision and distribution skills could land him the No. second spot.

Kevin Durant: Surpassing Shaquille O’Neal and Carmelo Anthony in Points-Kevin Durant is now Surpassing Shaquille O’Neal and Carmelo Anthony in Points. Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns has been steadily climbing the all-time scoring list this season as he recently surpassed Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes along with Moses Malone and is now within range of overtaking Shaquille O’Neal and Carmelo Anthony. With just a few more points Durant will enter the elite group of players with 30,000 career points.

Damian Lillard: Passing Reggie Miller for No. 4 in 3s-Since joining the Bucks, Lillard’s already hit milestones. He reached 20,000 career points, entering the top 5 all-time in three-pointers. The journey continues. With just 26 more three-pointers, he’ll surpass Reggie Miller, claiming fourth all-time. Lillard’s a steady long-range shooter; he’s made 145 threes this season alone. For 8 of the last 10 seasons, he’s tallied over 200 threes. As this season continues, Lillard can further cement his status among the greatest NBA shooting greats.

Russell Westbrook:200 career triple-doubles-Russell Westbrook of the LA Clippers nears another milestone in his storied career. With 182 triple-doubles so far he holds the NBA record and now Westbrook sits just two triple-doubles shy of the historic 200 mark. Reaching this feat would cement his status as one of basketball’s greatest all-around players ever. Statmuse notes his 200 triple-doubles would top the total number recorded by all but four teams over their entire existence.

These milestones reflect incredible achievements. As the season progresses fans witness history on the court as we see LeBron James may reach 40,000 career points, while Chris Paul climbs the assists leaderboard. Meanwhile, Kevin Durant could surpass legendary scorers. These milestones add excitement and anticipation to the 2023-24 NBA season.

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