LeBron James broke the record for most points scored – both playoffs and regular season combined. The King surpassed Lakers and Bucks legend, Kareem Abdul Jabbar after he scored 26 points in a loss against the Warriors. He surpassed Kareem’s 44149 points and has the current record, 44157 points (and counting).
LeBron is currently in 3rd place on the all-time list for points scored in the regular season behind Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone and Kareem. He is currently 428 points behind Malone and 1887 points behind Kareem. But when it comes to points scored in the playoffs, LeBron is way ahead of everyone else. He currently has 7631 points and is 1644 points ahead of the next highest scorer (Michael Jordan – 5987 points). The stat is to be expected because LeBron has been to the playoffs 15 times in his career and made it to 10 NBA Finals.
The King is currently on the quest to catch up to Kareem in regular-season points and if he remains healthy he can do it by the next season. In fact, if LeBron averages 29.1 (his current season average), throughout 65 games he will pass Kareem on the all-time list of points scored in the regular season. Even if he scores 20 per game, which would be the lowest he has ever averaged in his career he would need only 95 games to pass Kareem.
LeBron is one the most accomplished NBA players of all time. Some of his accolades include 4-time champion, 4 time MVP, 4-time finals MVP, 18-time All-star, 17 times All NBA team, Rookie of the year(2003-2004), 6-time all-defensive team, and many more. A lot of people in today’s generation believe LeBron is the greatest of all time. This accomplishment only adds to his already amazing resume and helps make a stronger case for him to be the GOAT. While I do not believe that there is a GOAT in basketball because of how much the game has changed over the years, I do believe that LeBron is a top 5 player of all time and when he retires the game will have lost a generational talent that came into the league at the age of 18 and made a mark on the game than can never be forgotten.