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NBA: Lebron James approaching 40 000 regular season career points

Should happen soon enough. Will be the 1st ever to reach that plateau.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As of today:

    39 747 points

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  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Add in his playoff points (around 8,000) and have him play out this year and next at the high level he is performing this year. Doing so will see his total NBA points scored exceed 50,000.

  • BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 7,800 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Will he be labeled a compiler?
    It's unfortunate that other things have negatively affected his popularity:the flopping routine, controversial comments on various subjects.

    Successful transactions:Tookybandit. "Everyone is equal, some are more equal than others".
  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    boy oh boy, that is a lot of points. is he also the all time leader in minutes?

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2024 8:46AM

    @craig44 said:
    boy oh boy, that is a lot of points. is he also the all time leader in minutes?

    Total game played 1465 vs Kareem 1560 who use to be first in points at 38 387.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2024 8:48AM

    @BLUEJAYWAY said:
    Will he be labeled a compiler?
    It's unfortunate that other things have negatively affected his popularity:the flopping routine, controversial comments on various subjects.

    Not my favourite player (not even close) either just pointing out he is to reach the 40k millstone soon.

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  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,178 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is a lot of points, incredible career for sure.

  • GoDodgersFanGoDodgersFan Posts: 1,391 ✭✭✭

    Dude is a machine, durable and productive.

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2024 2:23PM

    Just checked.

    LBJ has scored 8,023 points in the playoffs (through the 2022-2023 season) and has (through yesterday?) scored 39,771 points in the regular season. Adding the two point totals gives a total points scored in both the regular season and the playoffs of 47,794. If you add in the 426 points James has scored in NBA All Star games, his current point total is 48,220.

    He is averaging 24.9 points per game through 45 games this season. If he scores at that pace for the remaining 37 regular season games of this season he will add another 921 points to the 47,794 points. That would give him 48,715 points scored in his NBA career, leaving him 1,285 short of 50,000 career points.

    Oscar Schmidt of Brazilian pro basketball fame is the current all time scoring leader in pro basketball with 49,737 points. LBJ will likely pass Schmidt to take the top spot.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As of today LB has:

    39 771 points

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  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    minutes played

    Kareem 57,446

    Lebraon 55,660

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,823 ✭✭✭✭✭

    But Jordan is the GOAT, right??

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2024 10:52AM

    @Maywood said:
    But Jordan is the GOAT, right??

    To me yes having watched the NBA since around 1990. I mean if the points total made the different then Kareem would have been the best right before LB passed him. Karl Malone would be better than Jordan if we only focus on career points.

    Jordan is the best player I have ever seen in the NBA he made each and every single game so fun to watch.

    Some will debate this till the end of time but to me Jordan will always be the best and to others well some other player will be the best.

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  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 7,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Maywood said:
    But Jordan is the GOAT, right??

    Al, why is this such a big deal to you? Does it really matter that other people think that MJ is the GOAT and not Lebron? Outside of Lebron's longevity, Jordan has had the better case to be named GOAT.
    At his peak,you weren't beating MJ in the Finals, something you can't say about Lebron and before someone tries playing the "he didn't have good teams around him" I suggest that they read this link. Lebron has had more All Star teammates than any other former/current NBA star player. 7 to Jordan's 1,Scottie Pippen.
    https://fadeawayworld.net/who-played-with-the-most-all-star-teammates-michael-jordan-vs-lebron-james-vs-kobe-bryant-vs-magic-johnson-vs-larry-bird

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As to the who is the hoops GOAT argument goes, if MJ and LBJ played a game of one on one (first one to 21 points wins) today; and if MJ won the game I would agree that MJ is the GOAT. If LBJ won the game I would agree that he is the GOAT.

  • MaywoodMaywood Posts: 1,823 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Al, why is this such a big deal to you? Does it really matter that other people think that MJ is the GOAT and not Lebron??

    If not Lebron James, why not Bill Russell?? He dominated the game like nobody before or since, but I suppose the argument would be that the game was different. As far as the "players around him" argument, I would state that at his peak with his best teams that Lebron James played against better players and teams, but that's just an opinion. I watched both men and the latter part of Russell's playing days so I have a pretty well rounded opinion. Put the three names in a hat, pull one out and that would be fine with me. I just don't think it's an open/shut discussion that Jordan is the GOAT.

  • galaxy27galaxy27 Posts: 7,048 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LeBron annoys me like no other, but his longevity is sick

    24.9, 7.3 & 7.6 is ridiculous at 39

    it's one of two things

    freak of nature

    or

    daily consumption of TB's avocado smoothie w/ hammerhead shark left nut extract

  • erikthredderikthredd Posts: 7,892 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Maywood said:
    Al, why is this such a big deal to you? Does it really matter that other people think that MJ is the GOAT and not Lebron??

    If not Lebron James, why not Bill Russell?? He dominated the game like nobody before or since, but I suppose the argument would be that the game was different. As far as the "players around him" argument, I would state that at his peak with his best teams that Lebron James played against better players and teams, but that's just an opinion. I watched both men and the latter part of Russell's playing days so I have a pretty well rounded opinion. Put the three names in a hat, pull one out and that would be fine with me. I just don't think it's an open/shut discussion that Jordan is the GOAT.

    Honestly,my top three would be Mj,Russell & Lebron in that order. If someone wanted to make the argument for Bill Russell or Lebron those are both great choices and both have a legit argument in their favor,Russell moreso than Lebron imho. Out of all the players in NBA history, I have more respect for what Bill Russell did on the court, and off, than anyone else especially playing in a place like Boston at the time.

    I do think Lebron did play against 2 dynasty teams in SA & GS that were better than any team MJ played during his 90's run but like that link points out,Lebron has had an insane amount of talent during his career.
    His Cavs ring came against one of the GOAT teams in NBA history w/ that 73 win Dubs team and LBJ beat the Spurs while playing for Miami so its not like those other teams were head & shoulders so much better than his teams during that stretch. I do think that the Warriors with Durant were so much better than Lebron's Cavs, I'd compare that to Jordan having to face the mid 80's Celtics or late 80's Pistons.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2024 1:06PM

    I am no LB fan just following the march to 40k since it never happened before.

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  • oilers99oilers99 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    He is projected to hit 40,000 points on 2/28 vs the Clippers unless he skips another game or two. The Lakers have two sets of back to back games coming up. Interestingly the Clippers game is a road game for the Lakers, while the next night 2/29 is a home game vs Washington and more Lakers fans would be in attendance.

  • SanctionIISanctionII Posts: 11,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Instead of having a GOAT (Greatest Of ALL!!!! Time), I suggest that sports should have a GOHT (Greatest Of His/Her Time).

    In that way one can separate all time great players by the era that they played in (i.e. MJ played from the 1984-85 season to the 2002-2003 season; LBJ played from 2003-2004 season through the present and likely for another 2-3 seasons). There would be some overlap (i.e. Kareem played from 1969-1970 through 1988-1989) that would have to be worked out.

    One thing about GOAT is that a literal reading of it indicates the time period covered includes the past, present and future. 100 years from now there will be a pro basketball player whose skill, talents, drive and longevity will make everyone think that MJ and LBJ are about 1/100th as talented.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2024 6:34PM

    Very few greatest of all-time exist but one of them is Wayne Gretzky in the NHL. Most of his records will never be touched. At this rate Alexander Ovechkin will not pass his record of 894 goals.

    MLB: People say Babe Ruth
    NHL: Wayne Gretzky will remain at the top in my pinion forever
    NBA: Michael Jordan although there is debate
    NFL: Jim Brown some say Tom Brady again there is debate

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  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,230 ✭✭✭✭✭

    oh no. he just said someone other than bobby orr is the goat of hockey. bar the doors and lock the windows people, there is a storm coming...

    George Brett, Bobby Orr and Terry Bradshaw.

  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2024 4:01PM

    As of today LB has:

    39 843 points

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As of today LB has:

    39 868 points

    132 points to reach 40 000

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2024 3:59PM

    Should reach 40k in the next 5-6 games.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As of today 39 898 points 102 to go.

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