Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on LeBron James with his NBA scoring record
Twenty-two years after his retirement, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar still holds the NBA scoring record with 38,387 career points. The closest active player on the all-time goalscorer list to the six-time NBA champion is LeBron James, who has 35,367 points under his belt and could overtake Abdul-Jabbar in a few years if he stays healthy. James would have to pass Utah jazz legend Karl Malone (36,928 career points) first.
According to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the records are to be broken. Hence, he would celebrate that LeBron put him on the NBA’s all-time scoring leader list. Bucks and Lakers Great gave examples of how records were broken in time.
Above Marc Stein:
“I am happy that it is happening. I don’t see records as a personal achievement, but as a human achievement. When a person can do something that has never been done before, it means we all have a chance to do it. It is a source of hope and inspiration. Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile in 1954. Since then, not only have 1400 runners been beaten, but the new record is 17 seconds less. We all win when a record is broken and when LeBron breaks mine I’ll be there to cheer him on. “
Last season, James scored a total of 1,126 points, which was the lowest number in his career to date. The Lakers star only played 45 games due to an injury. For most of the seasons, LeBron scored between 1,500 and 2,200 points.
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