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“LeBron James Wants To Be The Greatest Player That Has Ever Played The Game,” Says Chris Broussard

(via NBC News)

(via NBC News)

At 36-years-old, in season 18, LeBron James is logging over 34 minutes per game. Fresh off their Championship victory, amid injury troubles for Anthony Davis and a huge target on their backs, "King" James has had to carry a heavy load for the Lakeshow in 2021.

While Bron's drive to win is the main reason he is keeping his foot on the gas, his quest to become the GOAT is also a major driving force, as FOX Sports analyst Chris Broussard recently pointed out on "First Things First."

“Championships are first for LeBron. But he’s also chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. LeBron wants to be the greatest player that has ever played the game. He can’t have the 6-0 Finals record like MJ but he can become the all-time leading scorer.”

Obviously, LeBron is already among the greatest players basketball has ever seen. As a 16x All-Star, 16x All-NBA player, 4x MVP, and 4x NBA Champion, there are few who can match his resume.

Of course, becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer is another way in which James can continue to build his case.

Currently, Bron is third on the all-time scoring list, with a total of 34,933 points, Kareem is second with 38,387 points. At Bron's current peace, he'd likely have to play three more seasons if he wants the league record for career points.

Even in his later 30s, Bron will likely fight to reach this milestone. When (and if) he does, it will be that much harder to deny him as the greatest.