NBA LeBron James led the team to a 122-121 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on the 21st. James scored 23 points on the day for a career-high 38,127 points. ESPN predicted through data analysis that James would surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA all-time scoring record of 38,387 points in early February.
Karim Abdul-Jabbar, the current top scorer, is a legendary center who dominated the 70s and 80s. Abdul-Jabbar’s goalscoring record was thought to be unbreakable. Abdul-Jabbar threw a ‘skyhook’ with both hands free. He is 2m 18cm tall and throws his arm high behind his head and has no ability to block it. Even though ‘Sky Hook’ is an unstoppable skill once mastered, there is still no player who perfectly digests it. Without this skill, there were many evaluations that Abdul-Jabbar would continue to be the owner of the all-time scoring list. 안전놀이터
When James first made his 2003 debut, he was not expected to score. His wide field of vision and innate sense drew more attention to his passing. But James has been a scoring prowess since his debut, never averaging less than 20 points per game.
If Abdul-Jabbar is ‘Sky Hook’, James has ‘Craft Breakthrough’. Although the name is shabby, there has not been a single player in 20 seasons who can stop James from running with his mind set. James’ stronger weapon than that was his steadiness and hard work. The 39-year-old, now blunt in penetration, scores effortlessly with a well-honed, long-range shot.
If LeBron sets a new record in February as predicted by ESPN, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer will change for the first time in 38 years and 10 months. LeBron James said of this, “The fact that I’m close to the most sought after record in the NBA humbles me.” On December 30 last year, which was James’ 38th birthday, Abdul-Jabbar said, “Happy birthday, LeBron. 38 means the new 38,388,’ he wrote.
Locally, it is predicted that the game to break the record will be against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 4 or against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 7th.