A Redditor has popped the weird question of whether LeBron James was conceived on the day Kareem passed Wilt on the all-time scoring list.
Reddit NBA is among the most fun basketball forums, especially in the offseason. The s***posting on the platform usually reaches a crescendo through the middle of the offseason. But the comparative lack of news this time around means users are on the job overtime.
LeBron James has some legendary athleticism and power. He has been the strongest player in basketball since Shaq’s retirement, as well as being the most dominant.
What brings this theory about LeBron’s conception within the realm of possibility
There is no proof as to what specific night James may have been conceived. His mother Gloria James was in a relationship with a man named Anthony McClelland at the time. McClelland turned out to have an extensive criminal record, and has been an absent father to James. le
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As the facts stand, however, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passed Wilt Chamberlain’s scoring record to become the NBA’s all-time scoring leader on April 5, 1984. This date is around 38 weeks before LeBron’s birth on December 30, 1984.
It is common knowledge that a human baby is typically in the mother’s womb from 36 to 40 weeks. Thus, the possibility of James being born on the night of the record being broken is technically possible, however improbable it may be.
Over the years, a lot of people have jokingly referred to Nate Thurmond as James’s father. The former Warriors center had a muscular body similar to that of LeBron. But he cannot possibly have been James’s father, since he was living in San Francisco at the time of his conception, 7 years removed from his final game with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Similar speculation about Jimmy Butler’s dad has been doing the rounds for several years now. Many joke that the Heat All Star could be an illegitimate son of Michael Jordan. People have even dug up Jordan’s travel records in attempts to establish this. All of this is definitely in good fun, without a doubt.