LeBron James, though in a rational perspective, is one of the most proficient players in throughout the NBA history.
James is resisting any impression of a normal aging turn even at the age of 36. He does it by operating as debatably the best player in the league and he will endure to make an impression in history through the record books as his career continues.
The legendary Los Angeles Lakers forward added to his profile by becoming only the third player ever to reach 35,000 career points and, for good measure, he did it faster than anyone else.
On Thursday, James just had 15 points against the Nets to reach the milestone and, appropriately, he did so before halftime. He could surpass Karl Malone for No. 2 on the all-time scoring list by the end of the 2021-22 campaign. At this rate, there’s no sign he’s slowing down.
In statistic, James is on a more than practical stride, given his implausible uniformity, to reach the No. 1 spot currently occupied by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Nothing should be taken for granted, especially for a 36-year-old. As such, it would be wise to recognize the brilliance of James’ career as it currently stands, even while acknowledging his already ridiculous numbers will continue to grow. A national audience was able to watch James check yet another box on Thursday, and he might even be the MVP of the league in his 18th season.