What records LeBron James can break next season?

2022-08-05 07:43
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No one knows how long LeBron James' career will last, but the Los Angeles Lakers superstar will get even closer to multiple all-time NBA records in the upcoming season.

All-time record in points scored

Probably the most important record the 37-year-old can possibly break this upcoming season is all-time points scored.

LeBron is 2nd all-time in points, with 37 062. He needs exactly 1325 points to pass another Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, which is only 16.5 points per game if he plays 80 games, and 22 points per game if he plays 60 games.

Considering James comes off 30.3 points per game season, it is more than likely that the Lakers forward will be the new all-time scoring leader after the next season concludes.

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 38 387 points
  2. LeBron James - 37 062 points
  3. Karl Malone - 36928 points

All-time record in made field goals

The 2.03-meters tall James is 2nd all-time in made field goals, with 13543, and needs 2295 field goals to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for 1st all-time.

However, this is unlikely to happen next season, as LeBron had 640 field goals in the previous season. At such a rate, it will take more than three seasons for LeBron to break this record.

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 15 837 field goals
  2. LeBron James - 13 543 field goals
  3. Karl Malone - 13 528 field goals

All-time record in made free throws

James is also 4th all-time in made free throws, with 7836. The Lakers forward passed Oscar Robertson last year and should attempt 200-300 free throws next season.

He needs 542 more to pass Kobe Bryant for third place, which is unlikely to happen this year unless he sets an all-time free throw record in a single season.

  1. Karl Malone - 9787 free throws
  2. Moses Malone- 9018 free throws
  3. Kobe Bryant - 8378 free throws
  4. LeBron James - 7836 free throws
  5. Oscar Robertson - 7694 free throws

All-time record in assists

James is also 7th all-time in assists, with 10045. Here he can move up by multiple positions in a single season. He passed Oscar Robertson last year, as he had a 350-assist season.

This year, LeBron needs 97 assists to pass Magic Johnson, which should be done, unless James misses most of the next season. LeBron is also 290 assists away from Mark Jackson and 291 from Steve Nash.

It is very likely that James will pass both of these point guards the next season. If that's to happen, that will put him in fourth position all-time, only behind three legendary point guards: Chris Paul, Jason Kidd, and John Stockton.

To pass Kidd, LeBron needs 2047 assists, while the distance between James and Stockton is even bigger (5761 assists).

  1. John Stockton - 15 806 assists
  2. Jason Kidd - 12 091 assists
  3. Chris Paul - 10 977 assists
  4. Steve Nash - 10 335 assists
  5. Mark Jackson - 10 334 assists
  6. Magic Johnson - 10 141 assists
  7. LeBron James - 10 045 assists
  8. Oscar Robertson - 9887 assists

All-time record in turnovers made

There is a record that James already holds in the all-time category, but it's not the one he might like to have.

LeBron is 1st all-time in career turnovers, with 4788. Lebron added 196 TOs to his unbreakable record last year and possibly can hit the 5000 mark in the upcoming two seasons, which would be hard to beat for anyone any time soon.

  1. LeBron James - 4788 turnovers
  2. Karl Malone - 4524 assists

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