Which NBA team will LeBron James defeat to break Kareem’s record?

LeBron James will pass Kareem

After his 28-point triple-double output in earlier’s win against the New York Knicks, LeBron James is now just 89 points shy of breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record. With LBJ now having a total of 38,299 points, he has cut the deficit to double digits this season by averaging 30 points per game. Truly a remarkable feat, LBJ is surely passing Kareem in the no.1 spot. But, if this streak continues, which NBA team will we see James play against when the much-awaited milestone comes?

The King just needs 89 more points to break Kareem’s 38,387 total career points. This means he needs at least two or three more games

Given that LeBron does not get injured in the next few games, he only needs two to three games to take the top spot on the list. As of this season, he is averaging 30.2 points even at the age of 38. However, if The King plays like crazy and scores about 45 points on two consecutive nights, we could be seeing him celebrate the milestone while playing against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 4.

LeBron vs Shai Gilgeous Alexander
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But, if he just plays like he usually does, that means we’ll get to see him reach his 38,388th point in the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 7, 2023. One thing is for sure – LeBron James is getting that scoring record this season no matter what. What would be extremely fun to watch is when he just needs 1 point to pass Kareem and he does the famous “skyhook” to break the record. I’ll pay a hefty amount just to watch that!

Ahead of LeBron’s upcoming scoring record, LBJ added another collection to his accolades by passing Steve Nash and Mark Jackson as the 4th in all-time assists leaders

James tallied his 10,336th assist a few hours ago in Madison Square Garden, marking another record to his name.

The 38-year-old superstar passed Mark Jackson (10,334) and Steve Nash (10,335) as he becomes the fourth in the all-time assists list in NBA history. He is just behind Chris Paul (11,246), Jason Kidd (12,091), and John Stockton (15,806). LeBron is truly one of the greatest players in history and has proven that his excellent basketball IQ and playmaking skills are on par with the best point guards in the sport of basketball.

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Is it high time to call LeBron the GOAT if he breaks Kareem’s record?

Probably the most difficult topic in sports is the debate on who is the Greatest of All-Time in basketball. Some would say it’s Michael Jordan, others would like to nominate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Wilt Chamberlain. While most fans today are already satisfied that LeBron James is the undisputed GOAT of basketball.

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Last year, LeBron became the only player in the league to ever accomplish 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 10,000 assists. Today, he is no.2 in total points scored, no.4 in total assists, and no.32 in career rebounds. That goes without saying, with all the accolades and his impressive resume, he has already earned the right to be called the GOAT. But, that is still up for debate, isn’t it?

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