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Dirk Thinks LeBron Can Break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Scoring Record


After LeBron James' 35-point performance against the Spurs last night, LBJ is inching closer and closer to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record.

LeBron moved into sixth place on the all-time scorers list, becoming the highest-placed active player after passing the Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, relegating him to seventh place.

There's no hard feelings from Dirk however, as according to the Mavs legend, he thinks LeBron can eventually surpass KAJ's record of 38,387 career points.

"If he stays healthy, the way he's looking and moving, he has a chance at Kareem," Nowitzki said, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. "His numbers have been unbelievable. He doesn't seem to slow down. The stuff he was doing last year in Year 15 was incredible. If he keeps this up, he can pass Kareem."

With a career scoring average of 27.2 points per game over 15 seasons, it seems unlikely that -- barring injury -- LeBron wouldn't at least come close to Kareem's record, which was once thought of to be untouchable.

James is currently scoring 27.3 points per game this season for the Lakers over six games, and if he can keep that sort of scoring up, he'll eventually come to pass Abdul-Jabbar's record in 265 games, which is a little over 3 seasons.