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MetroMan
02-23-2013, 12:58 PM
lebron will finish with over 21,000 by the end of the season, his only 28. sheesh

where do you expect him to finish when its all said and done. and don't give me lebron doesn't care about scoring crap, lebron wears a shirt that says check my stats, its obvious he cares.

b@llhog24
02-23-2013, 01:05 PM
In the top 5.

ManRam
02-23-2013, 01:07 PM
On the NBA list he's 37th. It's taken him 740 games to get 20,460. He's ~10,500 behind Kobe who is 5th. It's safe to say that he could get there in just over 5 years. He'll slow down soon, he already has a little (but that's just because he's now on a team with other stars), but he'll keep racking them up. He could average 20 points for the next 10 seasons and comfortably be ahead of Jordan. I think that's very reasonable considering he'll be well above 20 for at least half of that. He could topple Karl, but I'm just not sure.

He has an outside shot at #1, but I won't predict that.

I think KD finishes above him, and I don't think he'll finish ahead of Malone or Kareem. So, depending where Kobe finishes, LeBron will probably be 3rd or 4th when he retires, and 4th or 5th when KD does.

But there's a lot that can happen to change this all, obviously.

I Rock Shaqs
02-23-2013, 01:11 PM
Only thing is I'm thinking when he gets older and less athletic if that EVER happens lol, he'll be a lot more passive.

OceanSpray
02-23-2013, 01:26 PM
LeBron has to score like 20 points for the next 10 seasons to pass Kareem. If he wants to do it, he probably can. If he didn't play with Miami, it'd certainly be quicker. The only guy I think can do it right now is Durant.

THE MTL
02-23-2013, 03:52 PM
I dnt think anyone will ever pass Kareem. But Lebron is def joining the 30K pt club.

Sadds The Gr8
02-23-2013, 03:55 PM
top 4

ThaDubs
02-23-2013, 04:53 PM
On the NBA list he's 37th. It's taken him 740 games to get 20,460. He's ~10,500 behind Kobe who is 5th. It's safe to say that he could get there in just over 5 years. He'll slow down soon, he already has a little (but that's just because he's now on a team with other stars), but he'll keep racking them up. He could average 20 points for the next 10 seasons and comfortably be ahead of Jordan. I think that's very reasonable considering he'll be well above 20 for at least half of that. He could topple Karl, but I'm just not sure.

He has an outside shot at #1, but I won't predict that.

I think KD finishes above him, and I don't think he'll finish ahead of Malone or Kareem. So, depending where Kobe finishes, LeBron will probably be 3rd or 4th when he retires, and 4th or 5th when KD does.

But there's a lot that can happen to change this all, obviously.

I think KD will keep winning scoring titles for years to come and will maybe finish ahead of LeBron but LeBron will probably be in top 7-5 and will definitely go down as a top player of all time.

mrblisterdundee
02-23-2013, 08:06 PM
It's all about longevity.
Kareem had 22,141 regular season points over 773 regular season games by the end of his 10th season , averaging 28.6 points per game. LeBron has had 20,460 points over 741 games, now in his 10th season and averaging 27.6 points per game. If he continues averaging 27.2 points per game this season, LeBron will end the 2012-13 regular season with about 21,276 points. Considering today's NBA is overall more competitive than the 1970s, I'd say LeBron's performance so far is already more impressive than Kareem's.
In the second half of Kareem's career, he scored 16,246 points in 787 games for an average of 20.6 points per game. His number of games played per season in the second half of his career was 101.8 percent what it was in the first half, and he scored 73.4 percent as much as he did in the second half.
I think if Lebron can:
- finish his tenth regular season at about 21,276 points;
- play through the 2022-23 season when he'll be 38 and have as many seasons under his belt as Kareem;
- play 785 games between the 2013-14 and 2022-23 seasons; and
- average about 20.3 points per game...
He will finish with more than 37,200 points and be second on the all-time regular season scoring list behind Kareem. If he can play until he's 40, I think LeBron will be the all-time regular season scoring leader, until of course Kevin Durant passes him up.

HouRealCoach
02-23-2013, 08:15 PM
I say he finishes 3rd or 4th