LeBron James set a new record for the most points in NBA history with -36 points…Should I renew it today?
“King” LeBron James (39, LA Lakers) has begun the countdown to breaking the record for the most points in NBA history.
LeBron James, who was named to the Cleveland Cavaliers as the No. 1 player in the 2003 NBA draft, has recorded 38,352 points in his personal career over 20 seasons from the 2003–04 season to the 2022–23 season.
By team, he has 23,119 points in 11 seasons with Cleveland, 7,919 points in four seasons with the Miami Heat, and 7,314 points in his fifth season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
James’ total score so far is the second-highest in NBA history.
Currently, the top spot in this category is 38,387 points set by NBA legend Karim Abduljava, which has not been broken for 34 years since the record was set in 1989. However, as James has already followed by 36 points, Abduljava’s record is expected to be broken soon.
The LA Lakers, which includes LeBron James, will face the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Milwaukee Bucks at the Crypto Dotcom Arena, their home stadium, on the 7th and 10th, respectively.
James, who is showing off his robustness with an average of 30 points per game this season, is likely to become the most scorer in NBA history as early as the 8th and the 10th at the latest.
If James fails to set a record in these two games, he will try again in the match against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco on the 12th.
James, who is currently 39 years old and still serves as the team’s flagship, is expected to surpass 40,000 points in his career as he is expected to be active for at least two to three years.
Meanwhile, according to foreign media reports, Abdul-Java plans to visit the Crypto Dotcom Arena where James will play on the 8th and 10th and watch the moment his record is broken.
Reuters said, “The season for the Academy Awards has begun in Hollywood, but the attention in the U.S. is focused on the Lakers’ home stadium, not the red carpet of the Academy Awards.”