“That’s not my goal”
LA Lakers’ LeBron James had the opportunity to chat with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and discuss his journey to becoming the NBA’s best scorer. During the interview, James was given the opportunity to reflect on his accomplishments during his 20-year career in the league.
McMenamin had the opportunity to chat with the four-time MVP before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record-breaking journey.
“I don’t know. I don’t know because I haven’t started doing that. That was not my goal when I entered the tournament,” James said. “Make an All-Star Team, be Rookie of the Year, become an All-NBA First Team, an All-Defense First Team. Win championships, for sure, and become the MVP of the league.”
“The scoring record never even crossed my mind because I was always the first to pass the ball. I always love seeing the success of my teammates.”
“Life’s best teacher is experience. I think over the course of my career I’ve gotten better at every aspect of my game. There are times when I don’t really have a lowpost game, I’m not a low-level threat There are times when I’m not a mid-range threat, times when I’m not an outside threat… I’ve evolved into where I am. what I want to do, on the floor. I take the picture that I want to take… I’ve learned a lot over the years.”
Earlier today, it was reported that James had a live interview with ESPN. Afterwards, the interview was given and the two discussed King James’ illustrious career playing at the highest level.
LeBron currently has 37,903 points and is on track to break the scoring record this season. Despite the difficulties the Lakers have faced this season, James’ record-breaking will be one of the team’s brightest moments of the season.
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Can LeBron James become GOAT once he breaks the scoring record?
LeBron James has been a protagonist in the GOAT discussion ever since he started collecting notable prizes. As he began to win trophies, the debate over who was the greatest player in league history became more intense. Now, he is well on his way to breaking a stellar goalscoring record, confirming his case to become the all-time great.
former NBA star Dirk Nowitzki was asked about this. He mentioned that he always considered Michael Jordan the greatest player to ever play. However, Nowitzki says that if James breaks the scoring record, he may be left with no argument.
“If [LeBron] actually surpassing Kareem in terms of goalscoring record, I’m done arguing for Michael.”
Most people might change their mind when LeBron overtakes Kareem in the scoring list. For now, all we can do is soak it all in.
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