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Couple of Milestones to look out for and a general thought

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Couple of Milestones to look out for and a general thought

With LeBron James only 70 points off 20,000 NBA regular season points there will no doubt be a lot of media highlights when he reaches this mark sometime next week we assume. But whilst checking the all time list, I noticed that Kevin Garnett is now under 200 points off 25,000 career points and will only become the 16th player to achieve this sometime in the next month or so.

A lot will be made about LeBron becoming the youngest ever guy to 20,000 points but I felt I would like to flag up the KG landmark also as it's completion is harder to judge maybe somewhere between 10 or 15 games as KG is going along at around 15ppg this year but could have a few 20 point games and speed up the process.

KG will probably pass Patrick Ewing on the all time list in his next game and should go past Jerry West and Reggie Miller also this season if he stays injury free. Another couple of years of similar production should put KG inside the top 10 list by the end of his current contract maybe in about 7th place behind Shaq.

With all this talk about how far Kobe and LeBron will go up the all time list, it is interesting to consider just how far Michael Jordan could have gone but for his near two season first retirement. MJ missed 147 games in that time and was capable of over 2,500 points a season at that time so it is quite easy to have seen how a fit MJ missed out on 4,500 aprox career points in that spell. I know we could potentially discount the Washington comeback points but would a fit MJ with well over 33,000 points by 1998 have been tempted to play on for the shortened 1998/1999 season at leasr maybe amassing another 1,400 to 1,500 points.

So even if we discounted the 3,000 Washington points, it would have been quite feasible to have seen MJ with 35,000 plus points as a Chicago player by 1999 and thus well within range of Kareem's record and certainly if he had played uninterupted from 1984 to 2003 the landmark of 40,000 career points.


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Good read, weird how Lebron

Good read, weird how Lebron so close to KG! But I done really like "ifs".. if Shaq could make freethrows and stayed healthier.. you know what I mean?

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Thanks for the feedback,

Thanks for the feedback, LeBron is only 3,300 points behind Tim Duncan which is a surprising fact as Tim entered the NBA 6 years before LeBron. Also to put LeBron's decade into the NBA in perspective, he is 3,200 points ahead of the nearest member of his 2003 draft class - Carmelo Anthony and Melo is near enough a 25ppg career player. Also David West who entered the NBA in 2003 like LeBron only recently went past 10,000 career points and he is a guy who is an over 16ppg career guy.

The thing that I will love to see how it unfolds is in say 10 years time who ends up with most career points Kobe or LeBron?

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I think in the end it will be

I think in the end it will be Kobe with slightly more points total because I don't see Lebron shooting volumes when he's Kobes age. Lebron plays team basketball while Kobe plays hero ball even if it is detrimental to the team.

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I think in the end it will be

I think in the end it will be Kobe with slightly more points total because I don't see Lebron shooting volumes when he's Kobes age. Lebron plays team basketball while Kobe plays hero ball even if it is detrimental to the team.

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