As he attacks his nineteenth season (!) In the Big League, LeBron James is not satisfied. Always as productive on the field, the King should overtake some legends for the all-time classification of points and assists.
It’s a habit for everyone who follows the NBA and it’s not likely to change. Every year, players break records, climb the statistical rankings, or come dangerously close to the player directly above them. Last season, for example, we had Steph Curry, who became the best passer in the history of his franchise and second in the standings by three points scored. Spoiler: We may talk about it again this year. Today, we are interested in the case of LeBron James and the goals he could set in 2022. Mike Trudell, journalist attached to the Lakers, gave an update and good news for fans of the King, he should still exceed beautiful people in the statistical rankings. Objective: second place in the scorer classification and sixth in the passers classification. Just that !
Still according to Trudell, it would therefore take about 64 games to achieve this double objective (Oscar Robertson will have already been passed by then). For this, BronBron will have to compile a minimum of 25 points and 7 assists on average. Ironically, this matches his numbers from last year (25 points, 7.8 assists)! The only small difference in 2022 is that he will have to share the ball with another lover of stats and box scores: Mr. Russell Westbrook. Will the Chosen One be able to keep his averages at height while having a friend who does the three times ten, or more, next to him? It’s not said. We do not forget either Anthony Davis, who should also take a big piece of the pie in attack. Either way, and while LeBron appreciates records, the most important may not be there. After an XXL recruit, the Lakers owe it to themselves to come back to the fore and this is the title that will prevail in the mind of the star of the Angelinos. As for the stats, don’t worry! With two more years on the L.A contract and no indication of a potential upcoming retirement, the King still has time to climb a few steps in the statistical rankings. In passing it will be impossible to tickle John Stockton but when it comes to points Kareem Abdul-Jabbar can be worried. According to the calculator, and hoping the Akron native does not take the edge off, it should happen for the 2022-23 season.
LeBron James continues to panic the stats and so should be again this season. Magic Johnson and Karl Malone are in his sights and it shouldn’t be long before they are in his retro.