King’ LeBron James (39, LA Lakers) entered the countdown to break the NBA’s all-time scoring record.
James, who was nominated by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, is recording a personal career of 38,352 points over 20 seasons from the 2003-04 season to the 2022-23 season.
By team, he scored 23,119 points in 11 seasons in Cleveland, 7919 points in 4 seasons in Miami Heat, and 7314 points while playing in his fifth season with his current team, the LA Lakers.
So far, James’ career scoring is second in NBA history.
Currently, the first place in this category is 38,387 points set by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, which has not been broken for 34 years since the record was established in 1989. However, it seems that Abdul-Jabbar’s record will soon be broken as James has already caught up with him by 36 points. 안전놀이터
The Los Angeles Lakers, to which James belongs, will face the Oklahoma City Thunder and Milwaukee Bucks on the 8th (Korean time) and the 10th at their home stadium, the Crypto.com Arena, respectively.
James, who is showing off his strength by recording an average of 30 points per game this season, is likely to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer by the 8th at the earliest and the 10th at the latest.
If James can’t set a record in these 2 games, he will try again in the game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco on the 12th.
Even at the age of 39, James, who still serves as the team’s signboard, is expected to live comfortably for at least 2 to 3 years in the future, and is expected to exceed 40,000 points in total.
Meanwhile, according to foreign media reports, Abdul-Jabbar plans to visit the Crypto.com Arena where James will play on the 8th and 10th to witness the moment his record is broken.
Reuters reported a heightened atmosphere, saying, “The Academy Awards season has begun in Hollywood, but the eyes in the United States are not on the Academy Awards red carpet, but on the Lakers’ home stadium.”