Richard Jefferson believes LeBron James is the greatest scorer of all time who will pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time points list.
All his life, LeBron has been known as the best facilitator or the best leader. His ability to make his teammates around him better is absolutely commendable and sometimes even overlooked.
Former NBA champ and teammate of King James, Richard Jefferson had an interesting take regarding James’ scoring abilities. While most people would consider Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant or even Kevin Durant to be the greatest scorer of all time, Jefferson has surprisingly selected LeBron James.
Despite being 36-years in age, the Lakers superstar has been showing no signs of slowing. Apart from an irritating ankle injury, nothing has been able to stop the King in his 18th season.
Before falling prey to the injury which has sidelined him for over a month, James was putting MVP numbers. The 17-time All-Star is averaging an incredible 25 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game while hoping to lead the Lakers to their second-consecutive title.
“There is no greater scorer in the history of the game than LeBron James”: Richard Jefferson
In a recent appearance on his “No Chill” podcast, the former Cavalier explained why he felt that way.
“LeBron James. I hear exactly what you’re saying, and people might disagree with me. But understand this – the greatest scorer is, its consistency, its longevity, and its amount.”
“It might not be these crazy numbers. For me, I was never a 40-point-per-game (guy). Every night, you were going to get, at my best, between 17 and 30 every single night. I was not a 9-point, then 51, 22. I was just very consistent.”
The current NBA commentator also believed that James could potentially surpass Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time points list.
“LeBron James’ playoff scoring, he passed Michael Jordan three seasons ago. He’s going to add to that before his career ends. So to pass LeBron James, an all-time playoff scoring record, somebody is going to have to do what? Average 30 points a game, and go to like 13 NBA Finals. That’s just not going to be broken… And then he’s going to pass Kareem.”
LBJ has a career total of 35318 points, roughly around only 3,000 points behind Kareem. With still a lot of gas left in his tank and at the pace James is going, it is very possible we see Bron top the all-time points list in no time.