William Shakespeare once said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” George Bernard Shaw broke it down like this, “Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.” Then Lucius Annaeus Seneca put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”
Well playas…LeBron James has been travelin’ that road for a while now. He’s steadily climbin’ that mountain and boyz are still hatin’. On Saturday night in Philly he’s passed Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon for 10th on the all-time scoring list. The dun finished the night with 26,970 points for his career and countin’! Now the only cats in NBA history that have more points than he does are in this order: 9th Elvin Hays, 8th Moses Malone, 7th Shaq, 6th Dirk, 5th Wilt, 4th Mike, 3rd Kobe, 2nd Karl Malone and 1st Kareem! That’s excellent company to be in bruh.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The dun is only 31 years old and have at the minimum another 5 or 6 good years left in him. He’s 10th all-time in scorin’ and boyz don’t even realize that he’s 18th in assists and 24th in steals RIGHT NOW!!! Those numbers are only goin’ to get better over the years. It’s NUTS!!!!
Think about this bruh, he’s only 11,417 points shy of becomin’ the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. That’s not that far off seein’ that he’s only 31 years old. He’s averagin’ for his career 27 points per game. If he simply averages that over the next 5 seasons without even makin’ the playoffs, which you know that he will, but indulge me if you will. Just playin’ regular season games that 11,070 points right there.
So it’s pretty safe to say that by there time he finishes his career he’ll be the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. Not to mention that he’ll probably be in the Top 10 in both assists and steals too. In case y’all checkin’, Michael Jordan isn’t even in the Top 250 in assists bruh! However, he’s 3rd all-time in steals.
If we’re goin’ to talk best all-around players then we’ve got to look at what they do in EVERY facet of the game. Not just in scorin’. And winnin’ championships is a TEAM award bruh not an individual award. But if you wanna bring up that foolishness they both have 3 championships and 3 Finals MVP’s each at the age of 31. Mike only went to 3 by age 31 and LeBron has been to 7!
What this kid has been able to accomplish with all of the pressure of havin’ to live up to the haters not only in the barber shops but by the real live haters in the media has been remarkable. Hats off to LeBron for holdin’ it down and puttin’ in work. It should be interestin’ to see how the rest of his career shakes out. Stop me when I start lyin’
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.