LeBron James continues building his legacy in the NBA. His performance against the Houston Rockets was more than enough for him to become only the third player in the NBA history to reach 36,000 points. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone remain in front of him in the rankings.
LeBron becomes the third player in NBA history to reach 36,000 points 👑
➤ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 38,387 PTS
➤ Karl Malone: 36,928 PTS
➤ LeBron James: 36,000+ PTS pic.twitter.com/S100wWv56e
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 29, 2021
LeBron James surely wants to become the all-time top scorer in the NBA, but this will take at least two more years. The record set by another Laker legend will take LeBron James 20 seasons averaging more than 20 points per game. He played 11 seasons in Cleveland where he achieved his highest average of 27.2 points per match. In his 4-year spell in Miami where he won two NBA Rings, the “King” went for 26.9 points. As a Laker, LeBron averages 26.1 points, but that’s acceptable having in mind his years of age.
He is a fantastic all-around player who is capable of taking multiple roles in a game. His sports longevity is one of a kind as he continues playing on a high level at 37 years of age. It seems that it’s only a matter of time before we see the mythic record of most points in the NBA getting broken. If LeBron James continues playing like these, he might even go beyond the 40,000-point mark which would ne an incredible achievement.
The “King” aims at getting his fifth NBA title this season, but it will be harder than he imagined. With teams like the Nets, the Bucks, the Bulls, and the Heat in the East and with the high level of basketball shown by the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors, it seems that there is not much room for error for the LA teams. The Nuggets and the Jazz might surprise everyone at a given point.