LeBron James at -36 from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar record
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LeBron James scored 27 points in the Los Angeles Lakers 131-126 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. With this score, James is less than 36 points away from surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the leading scorer in NBA history.
Now all attention turns to next week, with the Lakers facing the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday. Ticket prices for these two matches even went as high as $100,000! Abdul-Jabbar confirmed he wants to be there when LeBron breaks his record.
Even at age 38, James is scoring points at an impressive rate for a player his age: His average of 30.0 points in 43 games would be the third-highest in his 20 NBA seasons. James, as a rookie, averaged 20.9 points per game, and he hasn't dropped below those figures since.
LeBron is on course to break Abdul-Jabbar's record with more than 100 fewer games played than him. Abdul-Jabbar reached his tally of 38,387 points in 1,560 games; the Lakers' game against the Pelicans was the 1,409th of James' career.
James should break the record against Milwaukee, but making 37 against the Thunder isn't impossible for him.
Latests abiout LeBron
In an interview with Sam Amick of The Athletic, LeBron James criticized the attitude on the NBA transfer market of the Los Angeles Lakers, who have not made any roster changes so far.
LeBron told: "You all know very well what should happen: I don't need to talk about it." A little later LeBron James on Twitter corrected his statements with the same journalist. He wrote: "Hey Sam, actually my patience isn't running out.
You've made me look frustrated, when I'm not at all. I've told you a thousand times, I'm totally focused on the guys who they share this locker room with me: my job is not to take care of the team roster.The reality of our conversation was this, and what I said I said with the utmost respect for everyone and with absolute calm, because this is today my mood. And by the way, please: we're 5 wins in a row!"