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Should LeBron James follow this 'All-Star' opinion moving forward?

By James Brown

Should LeBron James follow this 'All-Star' opinion moving forward?

Former All-Star Gilbert Arenas thinks LeBron should change his game style moving forward.

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Former Orlando Wizards All-Star, Gilbert Arenas, thinks LeBron James is the only superstar player in NBA history that never had a year where he wanted to elevate his stats rather to win a championship. It's a rare compliment, but maybe it can be something that the ‘King’ starts to do in his last couple of years in Los Angeles, as for right now, the team haven't have the pieces to compete for the championship.

“LeBron is probably the only player, the only superstar that never had that year. He never had that year where he says, ‘Forget everybody, I’m trying to get my stats.’ Because, I said, if he ever did that, who’s stopping him? Maybe that man would average 40 something.” Of course, LeBron is on track to finish as the all-time scoring leader surpassing another great Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but that'll be by longevity rather than the willing to inflate his legacy.

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Even though James doesn't seem the kind of player that thinks in himself before the team, he still have accomplished some records throughout his career that maybe will never be broken.James became the first player in NBA history to have at least 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists. He also James has scored at least 10 points in over 1,000 straight games and counting, a streak that began over 15 years ago. He hasn't scored in single digits since way back in January 2007. 

Gilbert Arenas compliment LeBron James by saying “When LeBron stepped in, it was all about trying to win championships. So, he’s never actually had a selfish year, where he says, ‘I don’t need anybody. I want to show the world what I can do.’” However, with only four championships on his resume, this kind of thinking hasn't paid out for the all-time great. Without a roster that can help him get to the finals, he maybe should try to break some more records.

When will LeBron James break the all time scoring record?

James will enter the 2022-23 season projecting to need 49 games to pass Abdul-Jabbar's record. The former All-star Laker holds the record with 38,387 points in his 20 seasons. Meanwhile LeBron is close behind 37,062 points in 19 seasons. That's just a difference of 1,325 points. Let's not forget James scored 1,695 points last season while only playing 56 games. So it's easy to say that before the 2022-23 regular season ends, LeBron James will be the all time scoring leader.

 

 

 

 

 


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