NBA: These records that LeBron James will explode
Despite a disappointing year for the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James has decided to extend his contract with the California franchise. Next season, the 37-year-old player could break a 30-year-old record, that of the best scorer in NBA history, held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And that’s not all…
At 37, LeBron James has not yet finished marking the history of the NBA. Since 2018, it evolves under the colors of Los Angeles Lakers and allowed the franchise to glean an additional championship title two years ago, in the bubble ofOrlando. But since then the Angelinos could not confirm. Last season the Lakers failed to even make the playoffs, finishing 11th in the Western Conference. A disappointing outcome for LeBron James and who could have put the future in question, when his contract initially ended in June 2023.
LeBron decides to extend with the Lakers
Despite this, King James decided to continue his Californian adventure. Indeed, he extended his lease for two additional seasons, with a player option for the 2024-2025 season. But to agree to stay, LeBron James asked for sporting guarantees from its leaders. He wanted a competitive team for the coming season, capable of fighting for the title at the end of the year. Because if the latest performances of Lakers were disappointing, the former player of the Cleveland Calaviers responded present on the floor. LeBron James averaged 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists last season. Statistics that allowed him to be in the discussion for a long time for the title of MVP of the regular season, finally awarded to Nikola Jokic.
LeBron James can break a 30-year-old record
King James is now at 37,062 points scored in NBA throughout his career and has a 30-year-old record in his sights. Indeed, it could exceed the mark of Kareem Abdul Jabbarthe league’s all-time leading scorer. LeBron James only has to score 1,325 points to pass him and leave his mark on basketball a little more. According to predictions, he could reach this record in a window of 10 games, between January 28 and February 15. King James will therefore have the opportunity to exceed Kareem Abdul Jabbar It front of Golden State Warriors, whom he will face on February 11. Quite a symbol, when you know the rivalry between the San Francisco franchise and the Cleveland Cavaliersthen led by LeBron Jamesbetween 2014 and 2018.
LeBron could pass Kareem during this stretch 👀(h/t @dbs408 ) pic.twitter.com/Fq1gBuADQ1
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Highest paid player in history
That’s not all, since following his contract extension, he could become the highest paid player in the history of the NBAwith approximately €530m accumulated over his entire career and would thus exceed Kevin Durant. This season, LeBron James will also have the opportunity to enter the top 10 of the best three-point shooters, in the top 40 of the best rebounders, as well as in the top 5 of the best passers. At 37, King James has not yet finished stacking the records. He is not about to put an end to his career, because as he has often repeated, he wants to play with his eldest son, Bronny Jamesbefore bowing out: “ I will play my last season with Bronny. Wherever Bronny is, that’s where I’ll be. I will do whatever it takes to play a year with my son. It won’t be about the money then “, he confided on this subject.