Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (75) paid tribute to LeBron James (38, LA Lakers).
Abdul-Jabbar made his statement after the Lakers’ 129-123, 6-point win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
“I’ve been the record holder for 38 years,” Abdul-Jabbar told Don Nelly of LeBron. I am delighted and relieved to bequeath this record to the next winner. Lebron got it and I hope he keeps it longer than I did.”
Abdul-Jabbar then spoke directly about his thoughts on LeBron in an interview with The Associated Press. “When I broke Wilt Chamberlain’s scoring record in 1984, the year LeBron was born, Wilt was uncomfortable since I started doing well in the NBA. I don’t feel that way about LeBron,” he said, showing respect for LeBron.
In addition, Abdul-Jabbar showed an interpersonal side, saying, “I’m trying to build a good relationship with LeBron.”
Abdul-Jabbar is one of the NBA’s top centers and a Hall of Fame inductee. He played 20 seasons in the NBA, including 6 career championships, 2 Finals MVPs, 6 regular season MVPs, 10 All-NBA First Teams, 5 Second Teams, 5 Defensive First Teams, 6 Second Teams and 19 All-Stars. In addition to the selection of the episode, the record sheet was abundantly filled.
In particular, Abdul-Jabbar won the NBA scoring title twice with his own weapon, the ‘skyhook shot’, and scored 38,387 points in his career.
Previously, Lebron scored 28 points in the game that day, narrowing Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA career scoring record to 88 points. LeBron also recorded 10 assists, moving him past Mark Jackson and Steve Nash to fourth all-time in assists. 메이저사이트
In addition, LeBron is averaging 30.2 points this season, and it is predicted that he will surpass that record in the next three to four games. Therefore, Lebron is expected to break the record in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 8th or against the Milwaukee Bucks on the 10th.
Meanwhile, LeBron led the Lakers this season with a record of 24-28 (0.462) and finished 13th in the Western Conference. However, when Lebron was there, the Lakers maintained a 50% win rate with a 20-20 record. Above all, the Lakers are playing a chaotic mid-level race with a 4-game gap with the Golden State Warriors, 5th in the West.