Lebron James is about to enter his 19th season in the NBA. Your great goal will be none other than to get your second ring with Los angeles lakers and the fifth of his already successful career. However, at a particular level, LeBron still has a goal in his career that would further enlarge his legend: move to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the top scorer in NBA history.
It is something that, if anything, he could not achieve until the 2022/23 season. LeBron James is currently third on the list with 35,367 points (27 on average). It is just over 1500 points from Karl Malone (25 on average) and 3020 from Kareem (24.6 on average). Thus, averaging just over 18 points during the next two seasons, LeBron would catch up with the Legend. If he has no injuries, it is clear that he is going to achieve it: he has it within reach.
In a recent interview with fellow CBS Sports, Abdul-Jabbar was delighted that LeBron James could break his all-time record:
“I am excited to see it happen. I do not see the records as a personal achievement, but as a human achievement. If a person is capable of doing something that no one has done, we all have the opportunity to do it. It is a source of hope and Inspiration. Roger Bannister fell below four minutes on the mile in 1954. Since then, not only have 1,400 runners broken that time, but the new record is 17 seconds short. We all win when a record is broken and if LeBron breaks mine. I’ll be there cheering you on. “