LeBron James has been absolutely sensational over the last few months. Despite turning 37 years old, James has been playing some of the best basketball of his career and putting up numbers we haven’t seen from him since his prime. James has been the one shining light for the Los Angeles Lakers. But one man seems insistent on trying to reduce that shine.
Skip Bayless, a man famous for his criticism of LeBron James, took to Twitter to slam LeBron James for trying to rack up points in an effort to chase down Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring title, turning into a stat-obsessed player like Russell Westbrook. It is far from the first time that Skip has accused LeBron James of chasing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record.
“LeBron continues chasing Kareem on a team that is now 24-24. He's turned into a Westbrick - a solo act of a stat machine. Defense optional. He's still an often sorry 3-pt shooter who takes way too many. But leading the league in scoring and passing Kareem are the priorities.”
As mentioned, Skip has taken shots at LeBron James in the past for trying to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. And as things stand, James is just a little bit over 2,000 points away from surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with Karl Malone standing in his way right now.
James and the Lakers picked up a big win against the Brooklyn Nets on the road. This win brings them back at the 500 mark, and also marked the return of Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans were thrilled with the win, and to see the Lakers' big three reunited.
This marked the first game since his injury that Davis, LeBron, and Westbrook played together. The Lakers will be hoping that the return of AD improves their form, especially on the defensive end. Davis is one of the best defensive players in the NBA on his day, and the Lakers will be hoping that he comes back with great form.