LeYabadabadoo Old Navy, and just like that, LeBron James is currently 316 career points from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. We are witnessing history and for some reason LeBron get's so much hate and disrespect. Yeah, the guy is a little weird with his lying, and he flops, and he makes excuses, but you can't tell me he isn't the best to ever do it? I ain't trying to start the MJ and LeBron debate with this blog, but I am trying to show some respect for #TheKidFromAkron.
Any who, like I said, just over 300 points until he becomes the all-time leading scorer in the NBA. In the past few weeks, LeBron has been on an absolute tear, with three 40+ games and averaging 35.7 points per game in his last 8. What he is doing at his age is a scientific wonder. I mean, you can't deny his athletic ability.
So when is history going to be made? If you do the "quick maths" based off his recent average, that's just shy of 9 games, which would put us at Indiana Pacers on February 2nd. Little Ground Hog's day action, but I don't think it happens on the road.
If you take his overall season stats, averaging 29.7 points, that's 10.6 games. So let's just call it 11 games, that's February 7th verse OKC. I've been a firm advocate of LeBron teaming up with SGA in the near future when Bronny Jr. gets drafted there (thanks to Sam Presti and the billion picks they own), so it could be a foreshadowing, but I don't think he does it on this game.
My bold prediction? The game after. Lakers vs. Bucks, because if the NBA has script writers, why wouldn't they set the stage. LeBron passed the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a matchup between the two teams he played for. Imagine the media and content coming from that. If you are talking about a story book moment, that would be it. I wish you can place a future on the exact date this record gets broken, because I would hammer February 9th.