LeBron James On Passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar In The All-Time Scoring List: “I Would Be Lying If I Said I Don’t See It"

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LeBron James has recently been chosen as the Associated Press' athlete of the decade, a recognition to his hard work since the start of the 2010's after winning 3 Championships and 3 MVPs since.

And one of the things that impress us the most about James' performances this decade is the fact that he just keeps going and playing at the highest level regardless of his age.

He recently became the only player in NBA history to score 30,000+ points, grab 9,000+ rebounds, and hand out 9,000+ assists, and is currently sitting at the 4th spot of the all-time scoring list.

So, judging by the way he's playing and how healthy he's been throughout his career, he was asked about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record and whether he thinks he'll take him down or not:

“I would be lying if I said I don’t see it. Obviously I’m not trying to say, ‘OK, well if I play this amount of time, if I average this’ … I’m not doing that because I’ve never done that with my career. I’ve always just kind of let it happen. Whatever happens, happens. But I see it. I do see it," James told Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press.

Thus far, James has scored 33,347 points and is currently trailing Kobe Bryant (33,643), Karl Malone (36,928), and the aforementioned Abdul-Jabbar (38,387).

This season, he's averaging 25.1 points and he still has a couple of years left on his contract, so he definitely has a huge shot at retiring as the league's all-time leading scorer, a record he's likely to hold for decades to come.

Still, the King's primary focus is to lead the Los Angeles Lakers back to the promised land and win his 4th NBA Championship with his 3rd different team, something that would definitely prove his haters wrong once and for all once it's all said and done.