The NBA season is heating up as the playoffs are fast approaching.
There are still a number of questions to be answered, such as which team will take the number one seed in the East, who will miss the playoffs and who will be the rookie of the year.
Yet, there is another pressing question on every NBA fan’s mind.
That question is who will end up being this season’s goalscoring champion.
Currently, there are three stars in contention for scoring the most points per game: Joel Embiid, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
It’s a race that fluctuates every night.
NBA Scoring Race Update:
1. Embid: 29.83
2. LeBron: 29.81
3. Giannis: 29.80
LeBron scores 38
1. LeBron: 29.96
2. Embid: 29.83
3. Giannis: 29.80
At 37, LeBron would be the oldest scoring champion in NBA history.
— Micah Adams (@MicahAdams13) March 22, 2022
Coming on Monday night, Embiid led the way with an average of 29.83 points.
But then James and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, with James scoring 38 points.
Now King James is at the top of the race of champions.
If he were to win the title, he would be the oldest champion in NBA history.
At this point, James achieving the feat at 37 wouldn’t be at all surprising.
James pushes forward
James broke records and raised the bar throughout the season.
Despite his age, he achieved several milestones, including passing Karl Malone to become second on the all-time goalscoring list.
He also became the first NBA player to rack up 30,000 points, 10,000 assists and 10,000 rebounds.
Plus, he put up a few 50-point games.
Becoming the goalscoring champion would cap off a season that has shown just how remarkable he is.
Yes, his team is not playing very well but James had a season he should be very proud of.
The fact that he is even in contention for the goalscoring title at this age is insane.