LeBron James made history on the court when he failed to lead the Lakers to victory over the Golden State Warriors. The Chosen did break a huge scoring record, surpassing a certain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Rehearse, do it again in a year?
Warriors beat Lakers 117-115, but Lakers can still count on LeBron James Gala had 26 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists. This performance is futile on a collective level, but still helps the king on an individual level. Indeed, he is now the most prolific scorer in history with 44,157 career, regular season and playoff points combined, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tablet:
Give it up for the new regular season and playoff scoring champ LeBron James 👏 pic.twitter.com/zPlGGRhGXs
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 13, 2022
LeBron’s all-time leading scorer in the NBA, including the playoffs
He only needs 19 points to sign that record, which is paltry for someone who is averaging 29 points per game this season. It remains the same only in terms of regular exercise. If he plays the remaining 25 games, he’ll also be second in scoring in the regular season before the playoffs before passing Karl Malone. Unsurprisingly, the Chosen realized his great achievement after the game, but remained very humble:
Whenever I associate with some great people, I am always impressed. I am very happy to be able to play this game at the highest level. Most of my teammates came to see me tonight when they heard the news, as well as some of the coaching staff. So I guess that’s a big problem.
That might be an understatement of the year, when you know that KAJ has an almost mythical aura in the collective imagination of the orange ball. However, if LBJ doesn’t binge more, it’s probably because success isn’t the key to LA. Here’s a good summary of the Pourpres et Ors (26-31 West, 9ᵉ) season so far: the winger is popular, but defeats are raining. It’s hard to taste in this case…
At his frenzied pace, LeBron should officially become the second-highest scoring player in regular season history by the end of the season, surpassing Karl Malone. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be left to chase…hopefully the Lakers can use his level of play to win more games.