“I’m not going anywhere” LeBron James squashes retirement rumors as he nears Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record
LeBron James turned 38 recently and is already in his 20th NBA season. James will soon overtake Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time top scorer, while also ranking fourth on the career assists record.
He is a four-time NBA champion with four Finals MVP trophies and four NBA MVPs. He has been an All-Star 19 times and an All-NBA picks 18 times. James isn’t satisfied with his impressive resume. And, in case you were wondering about his future, he revealed on Tuesday night that he has no intentions to retire anytime soon.
“I’m not going anywhere,” James said. “I’m going to be in this league for at least a few more years.”
LeBron James on chasing the NBA’s all-time scoring record: “I’m going to do it. It’s just a matter of time when I’m going to do it. I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to be in this league for at least a few more years.” pic.twitter.com/kIPmDFwF0F
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) February 1, 2023
This lines up with what James said last year when he was asked about his future. “I’m trying to squeeze as much juice out of this mothaf***in’ orange as I can,” James said. “And I’m still good. If I was out there on some bullsh*t, like nasty-looking Bron, I’d have been quiet. But I’m still nice as f*ck out there!”
LeBron’s game has definitely evolved over the years, but he still consistently fills the stat sheet and delivers jaw-dropping performances.
He recorded a 48-point, 9-assist, 8-rebound, 5-three performance against the Houston Rockets two weeks ago. He had a 47-point, 10-rebound, 9-assist, 4-three performance against the Atlanta Hawks in late December. This season, James has scored 40 or more points five times, and he has scored at least 30 points in 21 of his 40 games.
Even if he never played another minute in the NBA, James would be widely regarded as the greatest player of all time. But as James’ pointed out, he is still putting up dominant numbers after two decades in the NBA — averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 2.2 threes, and a steal for the Los Angeles Lakers.
When do you assume King James will call it a day and put an end to his NBA career? Not before he surpasses the record of Kareem Abdul Jabbar if you ask us. Don’t forget to share your thought with us in the comment.
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