Last night in the match against the Brooklyn Nets, Lebron James has scored his 22000th point since his Nba debut in 2003-2004 season. He’s now at 22016, at the 29th position between the all times scoring leaders.
The question now is, how far can he goes? He’s 29, physically healthy and we can assume that he has at least six or seven more years of high level basketball.
He’s averaging 27,5 points per game during his entire career and he has never played less than 75 games, except for the 62 games played in 2011-2012 season which was conditioned by the lock out.
Everybody would like to see Lebron on the court forever, but one day we will have to deal with his retirement.
Let’s guess that he will play 7 more years, at 27,5 ppg and 78 games per season (his actual average), these numbers will get him roughly above 37000 points which would mean the 2nd place of all time, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Of course we can’t predict the future, maybe Lebron will play more years, maybe less. He might lower his scoring average for some reason. The only sure thing is that we still have a lot of Lebron to admire in the coming years, so let’s relax and enjoy the show.