We might all think that LeBron James has few milestones left to achieve after becoming the NBA’s scoring leader last season, but the truth is, he still has an ace up his sleeve to keep surprising us.
By the end of the 2022-23 season, LeBron James will have 38,652 career points in the NBA, 265 more than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who created himself on April 23, 1989. record and will be broken on February 8, 2023. Kim” became the all-time leading scorer against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
James’ next goal is to hit 40,000 points, but will he get there? The reality is that the brand is quite viable. “King James” is 1,348 units away from reaching that number, and if we factor in the number of goals LeBron has scored over the past five years, everything looks in his favor.
He scored 1,550 points in 2018-19 (his first season with the Lakers), 1,698 in 2019-20 and 1,126 in 2020-21 (shortened by COVID-19). He scored 1,645 points in the 2021-22 season, compared to 1,590 in the past.
In all of his years in Los Angeles (except for the pandemic), he’s over the 1,400-point limit, so it’s possible he could hit 40,000 in 2023-24.
LeBron James has averaged 56 games per year over the past five seasons, and considering he averaged 27.4 points per game, we can estimate that James will reach 40,000 points in his 49th game next season.