LeBron, newly minted NBA scoring champ, shows no signs of slowing down

LeBron James Is the new NBA scoring champion, scoring 38 points Tuesday and eclipsing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record. And he's showing no signs of slowing down.



February 8, 2023 - 12:41 PM

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after breaking Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Lakers’ Kareem Abdul Jabbar scoring record (38,387) in the second half of a NBA basketball game against Oklahoma City Thunder at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/TNS

LeBron James is 38 years old. He is in Season 20 of his NBA career. He is, by conventional basketball-playing standards, ancient.

History says his decline should have started already.

Except it hasn’t. Not even close. And count that as just another example of what sets James apart from so many other greats, so many other superstars of their sport who were good enough for long enough to climb atop some lists in the record books.

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