LeBron James, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, is currently in pursuit of the all-time NBA scoring record. He is getting closer every day and fans are eagerly watching his progress. In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into LeBron’s scoring record chase, analyzing his current stats and the milestones he needs to reach to surpass the all-time leader.
LeBron’s Current Scoring Stats
As of February 3, 2023, LeBron James has a total of 38,325 career points, putting him in second place on the all-time scoring list. He is only 63 points behind the current leader, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who has 38,387 points.
LeBron is averaging 27.1 points per game in the 2022-2023 season, with a total of 41 games played. He has also recorded 11 double-doubles and 3 triple-doubles so far this season. With an average of 7.4 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game, LeBron continues to demonstrate his versatility as a player.
Milestones to Reach the Top
To surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and become the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, LeBron needs to score 1,104 more points. This means he needs to average 22.1 points per game for the rest of the 2022-2023 season to reach the milestone.
If LeBron continues at his current pace, he is expected to reach the all-time scoring record in the 2024-2025 season. However, this timeline could change based on LeBron’s performance and the number of games he plays in the coming years.
LeBron’s Place in NBA History
LeBron James’ pursuit of the all-time scoring record is a testament to his longevity and success in the NBA. With 17 seasons under his belt and counting, LeBron has cemented his place as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
His accolades include 4 NBA championships, 4 MVP awards, and 16 All-Star selections. He has also been named to the All-NBA First Team 9 times and the All-Defensive First Team 5 times.
LeBron’s impact on the game of basketball cannot be overstated. He has inspired a new generation of players and fans, and his scoring record chase is yet another chapter in his legacy.
As LeBron James continues his pursuit of the all-time NBA scoring record, fans around the world are watching and waiting for the moment he surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and becomes the new leader. Whether he reaches the milestone this season or in the coming years, one thing is certain: LeBron James’ place in NBA history is secure.
Top five all-time NBA scoring leaders
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38,387
Lebron James – 38,325
Karl Malone – 36,928
Kobe Bryant – 33,643
Michael Jordan – 32,292
Author: Mateo Feo
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