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Ever since future Hall of Famer LeBron James was in high school, he has said he does not want to be known as a “scorer”, despite the fact that he has racked up points on every single team he has ever played on. Instead of being known as a pure scorer, James always said he preferred to be known as an all-around player, who got his teammates involved. Now, James is about pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s all-time points record, and he is changing his tune a bit.
LeBron James changes tune about being known as a “scorer”
Heading into Tuesday, James is only 36 points away from passing Kareem on the all-time list, and LeBron has suddenly changed his tune about being known as a scorer.
“When they talk about the best scorers who ever played the game, my name never comes up,” LeBron James said, per Zach Lowe of ESPN.
James would later drop a bomb on those who do not believe he is on the same level as some of the great scorers in NBA history.
“They have no choice now,” LeBron added. “They have no choice.”
LeBron By the Numbers
Regardless of how you feel about James, you have to admit that he is one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, and he certainly has the numbers to back that up.
- 20 seasons in the NBA
- 38,352 points
- 27.2 points per game average
- 2,233 three-pointers made