Tiger Woods praises LeBron James for durability, consistency, longevity after Lakers’ king surpasses Kareem Abdul Jabber in NBA all-time scorer

It seemed only appropriate that a query regarding LeBron James be raised during Tiger Woods’ pre-tournament media briefing at Riviera on the same day he returned to Los Angeles.

Woods, 47, praised James’ resilience throughout his 20-year NBA career, noting that it permitted him to even have an opportunity to break Lakers star Kareem Abdul-career Jabbar’s goal record. As Woods, 47, gets ready to participate in his first non-major PGA Professional tournament since the 2020 Zozo League title, the question is not so much whether he can hit the shots but rather if he can possibly walk 72 holes.

Throughout the q3 of last Tuesday’s Lakers vs. Thunder home game, James passed Jabbar’s record of 38,387 points.

“As far as the LeBron record, what he accomplished is absolutely incredible of just the durability, the consistency, and the longevity,” said Woods, a lifelong Lakers fan.

“I never thought – I grew up watching Kareem here, never saw him play in Milwaukee, but he was the Cap, that’s all I remember, the Showtime Lakers and watching Cap run down there with goggles and hit the sky hook. That record we never thought it would be surpassed. But what LeBron is doing, but also the number of minutes he’s playing, no one’s ever done that at that age, to be able to play all five positions, that’s never been done before at this level for this long.” Tiger Woods praises LeBron James.

Additionally asked to evaluate the NBA points record with a golf record was Woods.

“As far as our equivalent to that, I don’t know, maybe you look at maybe me and Sam [Snead] at 82 [wins], Woods said. “It takes a career to get to those numbers. That’s how I think probably best how you look at it.”



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