LeBron James has so much to be grateful for. His second season with the Los Angeles Lakers is incredible. Last season, LeBron suffered a groin injury, and missed a lot of games. Unlike his debut with the team, this year is much different. The Lakers have the best start since the 2009-2010 season. They have a really good shot at winning a title for the first time since this season. LeBron plays really great, and this is his 17th season. According to most experts, LeBron plays his best basketball and he is on a good way to hit more milestones this season.
about to add more accomplishments to his resume that already has three NBA
championships, three Finals MVPs, four regular-season MVPs, 15 All-Star
appearances and nine Finals appearances.
King James needs 588 more points to pass Kobe Bryant for third place on the league’s all-time scoring list. Should LeBron maintain his season average of 25.7 points per game, he will surpass Bryant’s 33,643 career points in 23 games. Based on this timeline, LeBron would pass Bryant in Brooklyn on Jan. 23. Should he stay mostly healthy and maintain his career scoring average (27.1), LeBron would need to play at least two more seasons to top Karl Malone (36,928) for second and four more seasons to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) as the league’s all-time leading scorer.
More milestones to come
LeBron defined himself during his professional career more as a playmaker than a scorer. Bryant and Michael Jordan thrived on scoring through any level of defensive pressure. LeBron will also climb the league’s all-time assists leaderboard in near future.
ranks 10th with 8,879, but he will surpass Gary Payton (8,966),
Isaiah Thomas (9,061) and maybe even Chris Paul (9.290) this year.
LeBron should also surpass Oscar Robertson (9,887 assists) next season and Magic Johnson (10,141), Mark Jackson (10,334) and Steve Nash (10,335) in two seasons. It looks like LeBron can surpass Jason Kidd (12,091) and John Stockton (15,806).
“I’ve been fortunate to be able to play
with great teammates and great coaches in three great organizations so far in
my career,” LeBron said.
“I just hope I make anyone who has followed my career proud.”
accomplished a lot in his professional career. He will enter history as the
best player in the NBA.