In the next few days, the NBA headlines will focus on LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers star is nearing the NBA points record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
After the Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers, LeBron is now just 63 points away from the record, and all signs point to him breaking the record in LA.
After the victory against the Pacers, he opened up on the importance of the record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (h/t Spectrum Sportsnet).
“I think it’s one of the greatest records in sports in general. I think it’s up there with the home run record in baseball. Just one of those records that you just don’t ever see, or think, will ever be broken.”
The record is 38,387 points, and as LeBron said, this seemed like one of the records that might never be broken. Yet, nearly 40 years later, the 38-year-old is close to breaking it.
When Will LeBron Break The Record Set By Kareem?
The Lakers play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night and then head to LA to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.
It’s almost there, and that number, 38,387, belongs to Kareem in a nearly unbreakable NBA feat, and LeBron knows it best.
“I grew up being a historian of all sports and understanding — I don’t have the number (38.387) like planted in my head … but I know it’s been Kareem, my whole life. It’s pretty cool.”
For what it’s worth, the Lakers face the Bucks on Thursday night, in LA, on primetime (TNT). If LeBron sits one game before then, there is a high chance that he will break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record against the Bucks of all teams.