LeBron James has suffered the biggest defeat of his NBA career after the Philadelphia 76ers upset the Los Angeles Lakers 138-94 on Monday night, November 27.
In the match, LeBron scored 18 points while setting the all-time league record for minutes played.
When he hit the 66,298-minute mark at Wells Fargo Center, the 38-year-old broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s previous record. Despite his outstanding performance, his team was unable to win.
In Philadelphia, LeBron and the Lakers were defeated by 44 points, the most lopsided setback of his storied 20-year career.
Prior to Monday’s hammering against the Sixers, his greatest defeat came in 2019, when Los Angeles trailed the Indiana Pacers by 42 points in a 136-94 thumping.
Joel Embiid was the driving force behind James’ heaviest NBA defeat, recording his sixth triple-double of the season with 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists to lead Philadelphia to victory.