“When they talk about the all-time top scorers, they never mention my name, it pisses me off”


LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to hold the NBA record for most points scored in the regular season and playoffs. Either way, the 2007-08 goalscoring champion doesn’t consider himself a goalscorer first.

👑 LeBron James is now the all-time leading scorer in NBA history (regular season + playoffs)

There’s some truth to that, as James has been praised a lot for his high IQ and understanding of the game. He’s always had an impressive view of the pitch and is known for improving his teammates.

During the Season 5 premiere of “The Shop,” James explained how seeing a LeBron hater in the crowd made him come out and do his best. This strategy apparently worked for the four-time NBA champion. He is just 1,723 points short of Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time high of 38,387.

“The crazy thing is I’m not like a natural goalscorer,” James said. “I love involving my guys. I’ve always been like that. I’ve always loved – the point of seeing my teammates get my pass. I’ve always been that kind of guy.

“To sit at the top of the food chain with the most points scored in the history of the game is weird for me. When they talk about the all-time leading scorers, they don’t mention my name.”

Entrepreneur Maverick Carter asked James if being left out of the conversation with the top scorer upset him, and he replied:

“Yeah, that pisses me off. They never put my name in there.”

"When they talk about the all-time top scorers, they never mention my name, it pisses me off"

Meanwhile, former NBA player Richard Jefferson said James was the all-time leading scorer. That’s doubly impressive considering his pass-first approach to the game, but he’s consistently averaged 25.0 or more points since his sophomore season.

James has a career scoring average of 27.06 points per game. This average ranks fifth all-time. Michael Jordan holds the record at 30.12 points per game.

James has scored 36,664 points, third all-time, in 19 seasons. Karl Malone, who is second, retired with 36,928 points after 19 seasons. Abdul-Jabbar retired in 1989 after 20 seasons.

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LeBron James is 23 assists away from being the first player in NBA history to have 10,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists

LeBron James of the LA Lakers takes on Jonas Valanciunas of the New Orleans Pelicans.
LeBron James of the LA Lakers takes on Jonas Valanciunas of the New Orleans Pelicans.

LeBron James has been lauded for being arguably the most complete player in league history, and the numbers show it. Before the end of the season, he could become the first player in NBA history to record 10,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists.

While many have focused on him breaking a scoring record that’s been in place since 1989, he’s setting records in other stat categories.

Unfortunately, LeBron’s brilliance hasn’t been as effective as he would have hoped, as the LA Lakers (27-35) are having an extremely disappointing season. They are currently on a four-game skid and have one of the toughest schedules to close out the season.

The Lakers could miss the playoffs if they continue to play as badly as they have. If that happens, the chances of James winning a fifth championship will diminish.


Edited by Joseph Schiefelbein




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