It is only a matter of time before LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers crosses a huge threshold.
All season long, we have been waiting for the moment when James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most points in NBA history.
James has been scoring so much all season that the date that happens is rapidly approaching.
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James is now just 117 points away from passing Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record.
That has left many wondering just when he will actually do it and surpass the NBA icon.
The other night, James scored a whopping 41 points in the painful overtime loss to the Boston Celtics.
On top of that, he has been scoring more than 30 points almost every single night.
However, he is now scheduled to sit out of the Lakers’ next game against the Brooklyn Nets.
So, when could he become the all-time points leader of the league?
If he continues his scoring average of 30.2 points per game, it looks like he would accomplish this historic feat on the February 7 games against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The good news about that game is that it’ll be at home in Los Angeles, which means he will get to experience the big moment in front of a loyal, faithful crowd.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently said that upcoming Lakers games will be broadcast all over the world as James gets ever closer to surpassing Abdul-Jabbar.
While this will be a massive moment for the league and the legacy of James, it’ll come as cold comfort because LA is still having a tough time breaking through in the West.
They are again the 13th team in their conference and their playoff hopes are dimming by the day.
No matter what happens for the rest of the season, no one will ever be able to deny the power and skill of James, especially after he achieves this goal.NEXT: NBA Refs Comment On Controversial Call