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Karl Malone's record that LeBron James wants to break this season

By James Brown

Karl Malone's record that LeBron James wants to break this season

Would LeBron be able to surpass the mighty Karl Malone?

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The MVP award is one of the most prestigious awards for NBA superstars. The current winner of the award is Nikola Jokic. The Serbian has won the award two years in a row. The MVP of the season is given to the best player of the regular season. But in order to compete for this award, your team must have a positive record. If it hadn't been for the Lakers poor season, LeBron would most probably have been in the talk for the MVP.

But how likely is it that next season, at almost 38 years old, LeBron James will be able to achieve this individual distinction? The current record for the oldest player to win this award is held by former Laker Karl Malone. Malone won the award at the age of 36, surpassing Michael Jordan's record of 35 years old. It certainly takes a lot of discipline to get to that age in such good physical shape.

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LeBron James is a born winner and a born competitor. He will look to win everything. However, according to Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham, this year the offense will run through Anthony Davis, which will take some of the weight off of LeBron James. But regardless of Ham's decision, which LeBron James agreed with, LeBron is capable of competing in any aspect of the game, offense or defense.

It would be incredible to see LeBron James get his fifth MVP award at age 37 (actually it would be at age 38 as the award is presented near the end of the regular season and LeBron's birthday is in December). Of course, it is something difficult because, beyond the talent of LeBron James, every year, the league has more and better players (who are also younger) as the current MVP winner; Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo. But the truth is that whether or not he wins the award, King LeBron James is and will be the best player in the league.

The other record LeBron is expected to break

The other record that King LeBron James has in his sights is for the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, which belongs to the great Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Kareem finished his career with 38,387 points in a total of 20 seasons. LeBron is just over 1,000 points shy of catching Kareem. Barring a serious injury, everything seems to indicate that King LeBron James will surpass this record this season.

 


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