Even though LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers just turned 38 years old a few weeks ago, he is still putting up some of the most impressive numbers in the league.
Just the other night, he scored 46 against the Los Angeles Clippers, becoming the first player in the history of the league to score 40 points against all 30 teams.
He is playing like a man who is closer to 20 than 40 and is now on the doorstep of true history.
LeBron James is only 188 points away from passing Kareem.
He has a solid chance to do it against Kareem's old team, the Bucks on Feb 9th. 👀
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He is now just 188 points away from passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s all-time scoring record.
Based on the output he is producing nightly, there is a good chance that James will accomplish that feat on February 9 against Abdul-Jabbar’s old team, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Consequently, ticket prices for that game are now surging and they are already worth more than $300 a pop.
No matter how you feel about James, it cannot be denied that his surpassing Abdul-Jabbar is a huge deal.
It will cement his place in the history of the league.
For the last few years, James and his Lakers have not been finding a lot of postseason success – even the regular seasons have been tough for them.
Despite that, he has been collecting a series of big NBA records even as his team has struggled.
No one knows how much longer James will play in the NBA and no one knows if the Lakers will return to the Finals with him.
But one thing is clear: this stretch of James’ career has been legendary in its own right no matter how many rings he’s won.
In a few weeks, he will achieve the most momentous milestone and all of the NBA will be paying attention.NEXT: NBA World Remembers Kobe Bryant