LeBron James is good at many things. From playmaking to scoring, a team can rely on him to carry them to success. In his illustrious career, James has achieved many things, be it NBA championship or regular season MVP, the King has it all.
Moreover, his longevity is unparalleled. LeBron joined the league back in 2003 and even now, he is one of the best players in the league. Thanks to his insane longevity and ability to maintain his fitness, James is quite high on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
As of now, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is number third on the list, with 35,367 points to his name. Many believe that when it's all said and done for James, he will finish with the most points in NBA history.
A few years ago, this seemed a bit far-fetched, but now this feat seems within his reach. Reddit user u/basketballgears pointed out that LeBron just needs to average 18.4 points per game over the next two seasons to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time scoring list.
Furthermore, if he can average just 19 points per game in the 2021-22 NBA season, he will be on pace to pass Karl Malone on the list. It's crazy to think that even after missing a lot of games last season and the season being shortened due to COVID, he is this close to breaking this record.
When James was in his early 30s, many believed he would have a steep decline and resort to averaging below 20 points per game pretty soon. On the contrary, if anything, it seems like LBJ is aging like a fine wine and has no plans to retire soon.
The Lakers have assembled an amazing squad around their leader. With the star-studded roster ready to bring another NBA title to the Staples Center, the next season will be quite special for LeBron.
If he can help the team win another ring, his case for the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) will improve as well. All things considered, the upcoming season is quite vital for James and his legacy.