Just how close is lebron to breaking the all-time scoring record?

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Today we're looking at how close some players have come and how close some current players are to breaking Kareem's All-Time Scoring Record, And then we'll look at why Lebron James has a real chance at breaking the record within the next few years. Instagram: Instagram.com/austinsweatt Music: Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. No copyright infringement intended. ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS*
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Hoops Reference
Hoops Reference

As long as Bron plays til hes about 38 or 39 hes got it in the bag

2018-11-03
chaos47985
chaos47985

Bron career stats gana be 40k points, 10k+ assists, 10k+ rebounds. INSANE.

2018-11-03
SuperDoge 928
SuperDoge 928

Come on LeBron!!!!!👑👑👑👑👑👑

2018-11-02
Christopher Alvarado
Christopher Alvarado

Im 15 i plan to be in the nba i will work hard in school your required to do 10 workouts and im already on 13 i didnt make my ninth grade team but currently right now im trying out as a sophmpore as to make jv then 11 and 12th grade i hope to be a varsity starting point guard i really hope i make this team

2018-11-03
Sam Beaumont
Sam Beaumont

Missed points about Wilt... When he finished playing he held the all time scoring record. When he finished playing it was basically unheard of having a 20 year career After he finished playing he was still highly sought after As a 50 year old he was still able to dominate

2018-11-03
BADDxGUYYx 24
BADDxGUYYx 24

He’s gonna break it

2018-11-02
Ness Rosenbrad
Ness Rosenbrad

Crazy how Steph is nowhere close and 3's are like layups to him.

2018-11-03
Sports Trades
Sports Trades

Also don't forget LeBron and Kobe both played in lockout shortened seasons unlike Kareem

2018-11-03
Ho Lii Fuk
Ho Lii Fuk

KD won't break it because he won't sustain his current level for 9 more years but Bron will 100% break it

2018-11-03
LeBron James
LeBron James

*I will break that shit record I promise*

2018-11-03
Axernus
Axernus

Durant said he will retire at 35 yrs old...sooo.... No record for him

2018-11-03
José Lopes
José Lopes

LeBron final career stats are going to be godlike

2018-11-03
Kenry Hutchinson
Kenry Hutchinson

Wilt had the record before Kareem broke it

2018-11-03
Nitelynx
Nitelynx

LeBron will be at 40k by the end of his career

2018-11-03
Khoi Le
Khoi Le

He has a REALLY high chance of breaking it.

2018-11-03
RedFlamee
RedFlamee

7,000 points is not easy to get in 5 or 4 years I am saying that because he might retire at 38 or 40 years old

2018-11-03
librenglaro
librenglaro

You forgot to point out that lebron is ALSO 11th all time leader in assists, when none of this guys are even close. That means his points could be a lot more than his actual now

2018-11-03
FLIPTIME
FLIPTIME

4:12 does anyone else here think Kareem looks like cp3?

2018-11-03
Johnny Kilroy
Johnny Kilroy

LeBron will break 40K before he retires very impressive for someone who isn't primarily a scorer

2018-11-03
Gryffindor Geek
Gryffindor Geek

What ever you do don’t click read more Haha now u owe me a like!

2018-11-02
Obiwann Laone
Obiwann Laone

Dude - Michael Jordan did not miss the 1993 season. That was the 3rd year of the first 3 peat.

2018-11-03
Bari LeBari
Bari LeBari

Kareem Abdul Jabbar has left the chat.

2018-11-03
daniel abraham
daniel abraham

KD has a very very slim chance of passing Kareem compared to Bron. Calculating numbers, Lebron played 71 more games and scored 2,257 more points than KD in their first 11 seasons (both came in to the league at age 19). KD is entering into his 12th season in 2018/19 season. Lebron scored an average of 1,967 points in 4 seasons after his 11th season. To get to where Lebron is now in 15th season, KD needs to score an average of 2,531 points in the next 4 seasons. That is assuming KD stays healthy and is scoring 30 points per game playing all 82 games (very unlikely). As a reference, KD averaged 1,674 points in two seasons after moving to Golden state. I don't see KD passing Lebron and Kareem at all. I see him finishing in the top 5 tho if he plays 20 seasons. Having said that about KD, Lebron is highly likely to pass Kareem barring a season ending injury. The numbers he needs are very realistic. He can play the next 5 seasons averaging 21 points and playing 70 games a season.

2018-11-03
Jorden Stephenson
Jorden Stephenson

Mj would have 40k easy if he didn't retire twice

2018-11-03
Z13 Meech
Z13 Meech

Jordan would’ve broken that record. If he didn’t retire twice

2018-11-02
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What !?

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2018-11-02
Donald Evans
Donald Evans

Kareem was a monster scorer on the court.

2018-11-03
Ryan Wai
Ryan Wai

"Carmelo's only 34" lol

2018-11-03
Donovan Sistrunk
Donovan Sistrunk

Lebron a beast!

2018-11-03
soldier2009
soldier2009

Lebron started at 18 not 19

2018-11-03
Mitch O'Brien
Mitch O'Brien

If LBJ doesn't have a career ending injury in the next few years (i.e. Kobe's Achilles Tare in year 17) he's got it

2018-11-03
Xavier Buchanan
Xavier Buchanan

lmao certified 6th man for mello

2018-11-03
Scott
Scott

You need it’s a good Friday when Mike Korzemba, JimmyHighRoller, and Austin Sweatt post in a span of 24 hours

2018-11-03
Aaron Miranda
Aaron Miranda

I have a video idea do a video on ranking every team based on their depth such as 6th man and just all backups

2018-11-03
Tilen
Tilen

30 average times 82 games is 2460 points per regular season... In 3 years its 7380 points... If we add his 31260 he will break the record in 3 years by around 350 points... So realisticly he have a good opportunity :)

2018-11-03
Victor Ramirez
Victor Ramirez

He just needs to practice his free throws to truly beat it

2018-11-03
michael Endrix
michael Endrix

Kareem was playing against plumers

2018-11-03
TheBionic Noodle
TheBionic Noodle

ffs don't use the first half of a season to reference the entire season. Example: the 1993-94 season would be referenced as the 1994 season because all the important stuff happens in that season. The all star game, trade deadline, playoffs, finals etc. I mean jordan won a CHAMPIONSHIP in 1993, how did he miss the entire season?

2018-11-03
FLIPTIME
FLIPTIME

Honestly I think Devin Booker could come close to the record. He averaged over 20 ppm multiple times in his career and it's only his fourth season. I think he'll at least get 30,000 points.

2018-11-03
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I hate it when people ask for likes Like if you agree Or disagree

2018-11-03
Bangers
Bangers

Bro wilt would 40k if he played as many years as Kareem easy

2018-11-03
Henry Figueroa
Henry Figueroa

Jordan would of had +40k if he'd never retired twice

2018-11-03
Charles bonty
Charles bonty

Haters gonna cry LeBron is the goat.. period.

2018-11-03
lowlw gaming
lowlw gaming

Lmao people say Jordan played with plumbers but say Jordan had better teammates which are better than lebron. So in that logic pippen>wade. But karl malone>pippen...

2018-11-03
Jonny Watts
Jonny Watts

Damn KD and Curry are the same age

2018-11-03
jimmicrackhead12
jimmicrackhead12

tldr Wilt Chamberlain is the GOAT!!!

2018-11-04
Mr Winter
Mr Winter

When lebron is the all time leading scorer I'm never arguing basketball again and appreciating his goatness.. He's not even a scorer tho, 😴😴

2018-11-03
enrothable
enrothable

You forgot Lonzo!

2018-11-03
GhostRadio
GhostRadio

Stats don't really mean anything these days. They are inflated

2018-11-03
Jason
Jason

I honestly think Lebron has the best chance at breaking the record but I do think that there is a good chance that he has a major injury soon. It’s a matter of time until he has a major injury and it’s probably going to be within a year or two.

2018-11-03
Philip Farnan
Philip Farnan

Great video! K.d. could sneak it. But James will do it.

2018-11-03
Gryffindor Geek
Gryffindor Geek

IM SUBBING TO ANYONE WHO SUBS TO ME!!!🔥🔥🔥

2018-11-02
Jonathan Blaze
Jonathan Blaze

Kareem was 42 when he retired.

2018-11-03
Kelly Jocelyn
Kelly Jocelyn

Lebron and kd can break it. Got it

2018-11-03
xd idek
xd idek

Well He Has Never Really Got Injured So That’s Why

2018-11-04
A Friendly Hobo
A Friendly Hobo

Durant is known as a scorer yet LeBron averages as many points as him. LeBron definately has the best shot at being number 1 is scoring when all is said and done.

2018-11-05
youpindra
youpindra

he has to average 30PTS a game for 3 more seasons to get the records beaten...damn..

2018-11-04
James III
James III

Hold up...... Jordan could've got it if that was a career goal!

2018-11-03
Yo Kai
Yo Kai

SOMEONE TELL ME HE'S BACKGROUND INSTRUMENTAL SONG PLEASE

2018-11-04
miles dwyer
miles dwyer

He did this without being a big time 3 point shooter. Greatness

2018-11-06
Patrick star
Patrick star

If LeBron doesn't break it then it will never be broken

2018-11-05
Patrick star
Patrick star

Imagine if Kareem came in the league at 19

2018-11-05
Petar Petrović
Petar Petrović

We the North, Let's go Raptors🇨🇦🇨🇦

2018-11-02
Nicole Baldwin
Nicole Baldwin

This probably won’t be pinned by Austin

2018-11-03
Iconik LuxqZz
Iconik LuxqZz

I think KD can def break the record, his game is so smooth, has go to money moves, and is an A+ from everywhere on the floor on offense. I mean the guy looks like he’s not even trying most of the time, then you look at the box score and he has a QUIET 40! Like wtf lmao. Dude missed a year and a half because of his foot injury and is still on pace to beat the record lol, imagine if he was healthy during that time he’d have 30k points right now. The way he scores is so easy and effortless and I can’t see a drop off with his game barring major injury. Yea Bron is probably gonna catch Kareem, but guys are starting to be able to stay with him off the dribble and he still doesn’t have a reliable jumper so starting next year it might start to get harder for him to get his buckets but yea that’s just my take

2018-11-03
redpilllifesaver
redpilllifesaver

The reason Kareem was able too put up those numbers is because the era he played in.Also he was a player that relied on finesse and footwork .Players like Duncan was similar in his style of play this is why played so long. Players like Olajuwon,Kobe D.Rose,D.Wade,Tmac,and Allen Iverson will typically fall of quick because they rely on speed and athleticism making them more likely too get injured or body breaking down. I would be extremely shocked if Lebron catches Kareem based on how he's played. If does catch him either he's on some type of performance enhancing drug or he takes care of himself like no other..Don't think if Jordan didn't retire he still would catch Kareem because of the 2 more years of ware and tare on his body and his style of play.

2018-11-03
Luke Coltson
Luke Coltson

When your counting points for a player, would preseason points count as well as regular season points?

2018-11-03
mikeruck2888
mikeruck2888

LBJ is going to break it barring injury or retiring early. But....KD is going to break it soon after.

2018-11-04
Truth Speaker
Truth Speaker

Nah he ain’t making it if you do that math, he would have to score more then a 1,000 points each year

2018-11-04
Gurnawaz Gill
Gurnawaz Gill

So we gonna ignore dirk. I know he ain’t as good but what would it take for him to even get close to that record

2018-11-04
Laker Logic
Laker Logic

Kobe could of got Karl Malone’s record but he said he didn’t want to be “one of those old stars averaging 16 points a game”.

2018-11-03
Yaren Red
Yaren Red

LeCan!

2018-11-03
Ege Nba
Ege Nba

Kareem doesnt need atheletisim so age doesnt matter for him

2018-11-04
mellowman1024
mellowman1024

It’s simple as to why it’s harder to break these records. NBA players are way more athletic in today’s game. We have centers who shoot threes now and Pgs who look like tanks. 1 player can play various positions and defense is tough. Respect to the OGs tho but the game has changed and players are way faster and stronger now.

2018-11-03
M Black
M Black

He would have been pass Kareem if he made free throws....

2018-11-03
calamorta
calamorta

Lebron is definitely gonna make it. He's probably ending his career with 40k+ pts, 10k+ assists and 10k+ rebounds if he decides to do so. Jordan could've done it if he hadn't wasted time playing baseball or pretending to be retired. He ended his career at a pretty high level and his worst seasons point-wise were at Wizards (even then those were still decent for an old bastard who came out of retirement).

2018-11-03
ConvexSpys 8335
ConvexSpys 8335

You forgot KD said he was retiring at 34 or 35 so he won’t have a chance to break the record.

2018-11-03
Bryan Ralph
Bryan Ralph

Lebron is definitely going to beat the record, he's the most durable player in NBA history.💯

2018-11-04
Nash666
Nash666

I think LeBron will break the record at Cleveland when he gets back and joins broni and aim for a 2nd title at Cleveland and probably retire while owning a share or more of Cavs or even NBA ....that would put over to many greats and legends in all sports no matter how many final loses he has and how many rings he ends up with ...a 2nd title with broni at Cleveland and smashing Kareem 38 k .....wow

2018-11-03
Kenneth Donnelly
Kenneth Donnelly

Considering how Bron started the '19 season bad and still averages 27 ppg with Lakers...

2018-11-03
Christopher Emmons
Christopher Emmons

And kareem didnt even shoot 3s....

2018-11-04
Dick Brag
Dick Brag

Yeah that's realistically sound, rings are out the conversation, pfft bronsexuals

2018-11-03
jo gene
jo gene

I don't care what the scoring record is everybody's out there for the Rings LeBron would give up all the records to have as many rings as Michael Jordan he would tell you that his self it's about the money in the Rings forgetta record

2018-11-02
nbanator
nbanator

what about derick rose boyeeeeee lol

2018-11-04
Anthony Li
Anthony Li

Actually i think he might not break the record because he is getting old

2018-11-03
Ryan Stokes
Ryan Stokes

It's like Lebron uses aimbot but for basketball

2018-11-03
Ethan Pooler
Ethan Pooler

lebron gonna pass wilt over the next 6-10 games 100%

2018-11-03
mj33090
mj33090

Subscribed...what’s great about Kareem’s record is that he never made a 3 pointer and has the all time points record. I don’t think that will be accomplished by anyone else. With that being said, I hope lebron breaks his record.

2018-11-03
Fake Player
Fake Player

Whos even care about this? W is what we care and team who would break warriors numbers pff

2018-11-03
neil leonardo
neil leonardo

Le Bron also has the most finals game loss LOL

2018-11-03
AJ Ye
AJ Ye

Considering Lebron is a pass first player, and he said it himself that he’s not even the scorer type to make this achievement is only extra to him

2018-11-03
Style 1Thou
Style 1Thou

Lebron might retire and comeback like Mj

2018-11-03
Jay Ng junior
Jay Ng junior

But he started playing when he was wayyyy younger than others. Smh

2018-11-03
Galen Li
Galen Li

LeBron’s body ain’t gonna fail him he spends $1 million a year to keep his body healthy and in shape

2018-11-03
Isaiah Jackson
Isaiah Jackson

It will take a century for them to top LBJ all time points scored. After retirement.

2018-11-03
Rich Dagatan
Rich Dagatan

Jayson Tatum idolise kobe bryant so why not he dominates and he can definitely break the record and only 20 yrs old

2018-11-03
Celo Bernard
Celo Bernard

Bron or kd or maybe curry will break that record

2018-11-03
MLGBreakfast
MLGBreakfast

Kareem is god lebron ain't doing it Also the lakers only have lebron to carry them so the team won't help lebron

2018-11-03
efsile
efsile

But will he pass Oscar Shmidt? 🤣

2018-11-03
prince kane
prince kane

LeBron was the only chance KD is only at 20k

2018-11-03