NBA: LeBron James, a season to become the greatest?
Posted on September 23, 2022 at 2:35 p.m. by Thomas Bourseau
LeBron James has been « the chosen one » since his early NBA debut at 18 and has therefore been able to build a substantial legacy. Holding multiple records and four NBA rings, King James could take advantage of the coming season and the following ones to make a place for himself among the greatest of his sport.
In 2003, James james entered the NBA directly at the age of 18 without going through the NCAA box. Moreover, the one who was nicknamed « The Chosen One » by Sports Illustrated at the time, was drafted No. 1 at Cleveland Riderswho is a native of Akron, Ohio.
“LeBron was the only one who was excellent from day one”
And directly, LeBron James was decisive among the Cavs without the need for adaptation time. What to allow Charles barley to recently recognize during the podcast of Draymond Green that King James has the finest history in sport. « I’m a fan of MJ, but I think what LeBron has accomplished is arguably the greatest story in the sport. First of all, when you look at Kobe, Kevin Garnett, they weren’t great players upon arriving in the NBA. In my 40 years in the NBA, LeBron was the only one who was great from day one..
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— le10sport (@le10sport) September 21, 2022
A nice list of records
Apart from having the greatest history in the sport, James james could further cement his place in the NBA pantheon. Nowadays, King James broke all precocity records and currently holds the record for points in the play-offs (7631), the record for wins in the play-offs (174) or the record for starts for the All-Star Game (18), its first dating back to 2005, a year and a half after his first steps in the NBA.
1325 points to become the all-time leading scorer
Having scored no less than 37,062 points in the regular season since the start of his career, LeBron James has done better than Carl Malone, Kobe Bryant and His Airness, Michael Jordan. However, King James is not yet the best in this area and is 1325 points from the best scorer in history: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From this season, James could dethrone the legend of The bone Angeles Lakers if he managed to average 16.5 points per game and if he played all the matches of the Lakers. As a reminder, during the last regular season James james posted an average of 30 points per game as Basketball session pointed it out.
2295 baskets missing to dethrone Abdul-Jabbar
In the space of 19 seasons in the NBA, James James slammed a few baskets, and more precisely 13,543, which is 15 more than Karl Malonebut 2295 baskets less than the master in the matter, Kareem Abdul Jabbar. A significant difference, but which is explained by the positions occupied by KAJ and LBJ. Indeed, the legend of Lakers evolved as a pivot and therefore had a greater proximity to the basket when King James often drew at the three-point line as a winger increasing the possibility of failure. To catch up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James should evolve for a few more seasons.
Tied with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James can match Kareem Abdul Jabbar for ASG
Due to his longevity in the NBA, James james was able to take part in a large number of All-Star Games. With his 18 tenures, King James matched Kobe Bryant and is a very small selection away from the record of Kareem Abdul–Jabbar. If selected this season and next, LeBron James would then point to 20 appearances at the ASG and would enter a little more in the history of the NBA.