NBA: LeBron James’ incredible record is called into question

This is a 34 year old record. A record considered unbeatable and yet it will soon be beaten. In 1989, legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ended his NBA career with a dizzying 38,387 points. LeBron James, before Tuesday’s game, is at 38,271 points. A record which should therefore be broken quickly, by the end of February, but certain voices are raised explaining that LeBron James has been favored.

LeBron James risks breaking an unbeatable record in the coming days. He who is already considered a legend of the NBA could approach the record this Tuesday against the Knicks.

20 seasons for a record

No need to say that to break such a record, you need an impressive longevity in NBA. At 38, Lebron James is playing his twentieth season. The leader of Los Angeles Lakers is only 117 points from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And this season, spared from injury, LeBron James walk on water. With the Lakers, he is posting 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.1 assists. Those insane stats for his age are one of his best career stat lines. The calculation is simple, if he maintains these statistics, he should break the record within two weeks.

LeBron James advantaged

The future record to come is on everyone’s lips in NBA. The specialists are just waiting for that, but one of them, Charles Barkley mentioned this record in the American program throw it down : “ LeBron is set to become the all-time leading scorer in the regular season, but I want to take a minute to talk about the career and greatness of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. We must give him credit for having this record for so long. He had to go through the NCAA box for 4 years. LeBron, as strong as he is, was 4 years ahead! » A way of saying that Kareem Abdul Jabbar needed four fewer seasons to reach those dizzying numbers.

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