Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Karl Malone. Kobe Bryant.
And now LeBron James. He joined the club of NBA players who have scored 33,000 points in their career on Wednesday night with a three-ball.
It seems fitting LeBron passed that mark on a three. When he first came into the league and through much of his first stint in Cleveland, the book on LeBron was to sit back and force him to shoot over the top of the defense. Make him a jumpshooter. That’s what Lakers’ coach Frank Vogel said he did when Vogel was coaching the Pacers. Now “he’s the best deep shooter on our team,” Vogel added.
LeBron is going to pass Kobe on the All-Time scoring list later this season. If LeBron can stay healthy and play three or four more seasons, he even has a shot at Kareem’s seemingly unapproachable record.