Raymond James Sr., an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association, was born on December 30, 1984. (NBA).
He is sometimes compared to Michael Jordan in discussions about the best basketball player of all time because he is largely regarded as one of the all-time greats. [a] James has won two Olympic gold medals, three All-Star MVP awards, four NBA MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVP awards, and four NBA MVP honours. James has the second-most regular season points, the third-most playoff points, the fourth-most career assists, and the most career points overall (playoffs and regular season combined). He has been selected to the All-NBA Team a record 18 times[b], the NBA All-Defensive First Team five times, and he has been named an NBA All-Star a record-tying 19 times. He has participated in 10 NBA Finals, which is the third-most.
Is He Going to Surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
LeBron James will soon surpass all other players in NBA history in terms of points scored.
On Tuesday night, he got even closer to the record by scoring a team-high 28 points as his Los Angeles Lakers defeated the New York Knicks, 129-123, in overtime.
James is 89 points shy of breaking Kareem Abdul-record Jabbar’s for most points scored in a single season with 38,299 points. The top five are completed by Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, and Kobe Bryant. Kevin Durant, the top current player and the guy who trails James by the most points (11,000), sits in 14th position.
James has a season-scoring average of 30.2 points per game. If he scores 30 points against Indiana on Thursday and New Orleans on Saturday, he would just need 29 points against Oklahoma City at home on February 7 to break the record. In the event that doesn’t happen, the record is quite likely to be broken in his subsequent game against Milwaukee on February 9.
A player of James’ calibre is obviously rarely just a scorer, as he demonstrated on Tuesday night when he notched a triple-double with 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
James moved into fourth position on the list of all-time assists on Tuesday night, trailing just the top passers John Stockton, Jason Kidd, and Chris Paul, albeit it received less attention.