Karim Abdul-Jabbar opens up to LeBron James’ famous record of approaching him
LeBron James surpassed Karim Abdul-Jabbar to become the historical scoring leader. This is already one of the most talked-about topics in the NBA circle. We are still a few years away from it.
This is an undeniably interesting topic, and now Abdul-Jabbar himself is also involved.
“I am very happy to see it happen,” he said in a statement Interview with Mark Stein“I don’t think that recording is a personal achievement, but a human achievement. If one can do something that has never been done before, it means we all have the opportunity to do it.
“This is a source of hope and inspiration. Roger Bannister broke the four minutes and one mile as early as 1954. Since then, not only 1,400 runners have been defeated, but also a new record It’s reduced by 17 seconds. We will all win when the record is broken, and if LeBron breaks my record, I’ll be there to cheer for him.”
Currently, Abdul-Jabbar’s career score is 38,387 points, while James is behind 3,020 points with 35,367 points.
This means that if LeBron scores 25 points per game and plays an average of 60 games per season, he will surpass Karim in the first game of the 2023-24 season.
However, if we use a more conservative average of 20 points per game and 50 games per season based on the assumption that James is finally beginning to reveal his age, then he will surpass the 39-year-old Abdul at the beginning of the 2024-25 season. Le-Jabbar.
Either way, LeBron will undoubtedly get there, and he will have Karim’s full support.
This post is written by Nick Jungfer