Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks On LeBron Breaking His Record

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Kareem passed the torch to LeBron just a couple of weeks ago.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest players in the entire history of the NBA. Overall, many have him as a top-three player ever. In these lists, he is right behind the likes of both LeBron James and Michael Jordan. Although he has six rings to LeBron's four, there is this consensus that James has had a better career. This is especially true now that LeBron has surpassed Kareem on the all-time scorer's list. James broke the record only a few weeks ago, and it was an incredible feat that no one ever thought he would accomplish.

Subsequently, there has been chatter about whether or not Kareem is upset with James taking the record. After all, Abdul-Jabbar has been quite critical of LeBron in the past. Although these issues are purely political, there were some fans who couldn't help but come up with their own theories. During All-Sar weekend, Abdul-Jabbar was able to clear the air on the matter. Below, you can see that the NBA legend spoke with Clutch Points about the record. Overall, he seems to be very much at peace with it.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks

“Well, I was glad that I could be there and demonstrate,” Kareem explained. “It wasn’t a problem. I was happy to hand the record over to him. I guess that was symbolic in the handing in the ball.” Kareem had held the record for 40 years, and it was largely thought that it could not be broken. However, LeBron has showcased some of the most impressive longevity in NBA history. He is still averaging close to 30 points per game, in his 20th season. That said, he will likely become the first player to eclipse the 40,000-point mark.

Regardless of how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar may feel about LeBron, he cannot deny that James is a once-in-a-lifetime talent. Even today, we are witnessing greatness from the Lakers star. It has been truly special to see, and we hope that James plays well into his 40s. Once Bronny gets into the league, it will truly be a full-circle moment. Be sure to stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.