LeBron James is Closing in on NBA History: Summary of the CNN Research

It’s a momentous occasion in the world of basketball. LeBron James is just 63 points away from becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a record set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 36 years ago. After putting up an impressive 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 112-111 win over the Indiana Pacers, James is now just two wins away from making history.

The 38-year-old superstar is no stranger to records, having just passed Kobe Bryant for third on the all-time scoring list earlier this season. But the magnitude of this achievement is something that even James himself can’t help but marvel at. “I think it’s one of the greatest records in sports in general,” James said, per ESPN. “It’s one of those records that you just don’t ever see or think that would be broken and then you end up seeing guys like … you had Hank Aaron that had it for so long, you see the guys, the likes of Sammy [Sosa] and Mark McGwire and those guys, start climbing it and it was like: ‘Oh, man. This thing can really happen.’”

The Lakers’ win over the Pacers was a hard-fought one, with the team trailing by as many as eight in the fourth quarter. But James hit a clutch three down the stretch to give his team the lead with just over two-and-a-half minutes remaining. His teammate Anthony Davis also put in another big game on the day he found out he would not be a 2023 All-Star, scoring a game-high 31 points and 14 rebounds.

The Pacers, meanwhile, continue their skid down the Eastern Conference standings with a fourth consecutive defeat, but were boosted by the return of star guard Tyrese Haliburton on Thursday following several weeks out through injury.

James’ next chance to eat into the NBA’s scoring record comes on Saturday against the Pelicans, with the 19-time All-Star now likely to surpass Abdul-Jabbar on Tuesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder or next Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks, although he has been managing an ankle injury all season.

It’s an exciting time for basketball fans around the world, as LeBron James inches closer and closer to making history. We’ll have to wait and see if he’s able to break Abdul-Jabbar’s record and cement his place in the annals of NBA history.

Source: www.cnn.com