“Anything is possible this season”
LeBron James on the hunt for Abdul-Jabbar, THE in-game record of the season
Lakers superstar LeBron James may well overtake legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the top scorer in NBA history when the season opens on Tuesday and could see other iconic brands fall.
« LBJ », who will be 38 at the end of December, begins his 20th season with a total of 37,062 points scored in 1,366 regular season games. He is only 1,325 units away from the reference mark of « KAJ », a former Lakers legend, who ended his career in 1989, at age 42, with 38,387 points in 1,560 games played over two decades.
« King James », who scored 1,695 points last season, averaging more than 30 points in 56 games (out of 82 possible), totaled less than 1,325 points only once, during the 2020 season. 21, finished with 1,126 pawns scored, having missed more than half of the schedule due to injury.
If he is faithful to his career average of 27.1 points per game, LeBron will need 49 games to become the all-time leading scorer.
Already a record holder for All-Star Game starts (18) and points scored (385), he could also join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the most capped of all, with 19 appearances.