Golden State Warriors center Draymond Green has revealed he plans to go to the game in which LeBron James will make history and overtake Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's all-time leading scorer. Last week, James made it past Karl Malone at No.
2 of the NBA all-time scoring list after dropping 38 in a loss to the Washington Wizards. James now has 36,985 points, while Abdul-Jabbar remains at the No. 1 spot with 38,387 points. “Congrats to LeBron, second all-time,” Green said on his podcast, per Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report.
“Probably in 50 more games or so, 50 or 70 games or so he’ll be first all-time, and I can’t wait to see that. Steve Kerr, I’m throwing this out there right now: if LeBron James is passing the all-time scoring record and we have a game, I’m going to LeBron’s game and witness history.
So that’s what we’re doing, Coach Kerr”.
James on passing Malone
James, 37, is still playing at a high level and is one of the best players in the league. James admitted he felt honored after passing Malone on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
"Just to be part of this league the many years I've been a part of it and being linked to some of the greatest who've ever played this game and guys I've ever watched or studied or read about or aspired to be like ...
I'm just always lost for words for it," James said after setting the new record. "It's an honor for myself, for my hometown, for my family and friends to be able to live these moments throughout this journey.
And that's exactly who I do it for." When asked about potentially passing Abdul-Jabbar, James claimed he wouldn't let that become his main focus. "I will not allow myself to think about it," James said.
"I've always just played the game the way I've been playing it over the years, and these things have just happened organically by just going out and just playing the game the right way. Trying to win every game, playing the right way, playing for your teammates and things of that nature."
He added: "So I hope to accomplish that at some point in my career, but I won't think about it too much pretty much until we get there hopefully."