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King James is the greatest scorer in NBA history
Is LeBron the GOAT? It’s still debatable.
But is LeBron the greatest scorer of all time? Yes. Yes, he is.
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the All-Time (Regular Season) Scoring List.
It took him three quarters to score 36 points to get the lead on the Captain. And he did it in such old-man game fashion -a step-back mid-range fadeaway.
After the shot sank, there was a big celebration to commemorate the achievement.
But the funny thing was that there were still roughly 11 seconds left in the quarter and the celebration was at least 5 minutes long.
So when players came back for the last 11, they were cold. Additionally, since the celebration was so extravagant, LeBron dumped a bunch of adrenaline and couldn’t muster up the energy to play well in the fourth quarter.
He played 8 minutes and only went 1-for-2, scoring 2 points.
However, despite his poor play in the final quarter, which led to the Los Angeles Lakers losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder 130-133, he achieved his goal for that day -he beat Kareem’s scoring record, something that’s been held for nearly 38 years.
And the wild thing is he still has game in his veins and he’s going to play for a few more years. He’s going to continue to pile up on those points.
Who’s going to be able to surpass LeBron’s record? Who’s going to be the next one to set a new scoring title?
I would say Luka Doncic. But apparently, he doesn’t want to play basketball for that long because he wants to become a farmer.
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