The four-time NBA Champion and the four-time MVP LeBron James has played in the NBA for over 20 years. He has established himself as one of the greatest players of all time. One of his many accomplishments is that he has tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record for the most All-Star selections in NBA history; 19 times.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played in the NBA from 1969-1989, is widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA. He holds the record for the most points scored in the NBA, with a total of 38,387 points during his career. He was a six-time NBA champion and six-time MVP and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995. LeBron on the other hand has been in the league since 2003.
Most All-Star selections in NBA history:— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) January 27, 2023
LEBRON JAMES – 19
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 19
Kobe Bryant – 18
Tim Duncan – 15
Kevin Garnett – 15
Shaquille O’Neal – 15 pic.twitter.com/X6vJY1PN09
His first All-Star selection came in 2005 when he was just 21 years old. At that time, he was already considered one of the best players in the league. He has continued to prove himself year after year. He has been selected for the All-Star Game every year since then. Making this his 19th consecutive All-Star selection, a record for the most consecutive selections in NBA history. It is a testament to LeBron’s consistency and longevity in the league.
How many points does LeBron James need to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
In his 20th season, LeBron has been able to maintain a high level of play and has shown no signs of slowing down. The pursuit of the all-time scoring record is not only about breaking the record, but it is also about cementing his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time. He’s just 158 points behind Kareem. He is averaging 30.3 points per game and at this rate, he just needs six more games to pass the record for the most points set by Kareem.
LeBron has already accomplished many individual and team accolades in his career. Becoming the all-time leading scorer would be the ultimate accomplishment. In addition to his scoring ability, LeBron is also a well-rounded player. He is a skilled passer, rebounder, and defender, making him a complete player. In addition to it, it is exciting to see how far he can go in his career.
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