Tiger Woods on LeBron James breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record

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Last Tuesday LeBron James scored 38 points in the Lakers loss against the Thunder to break the NBA all-time scoring record previously held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Golf legend Tiger Woods grew up watching Abdul-Jabbar play for the Lakers and never thought he would see anyone overtake him as the league’s all-time top scorer.

He says that what James has done is incredible and is a testament to his longevity which is also reflected by his playing time at year 20 in the NBA.

Via Brentley Romine of Golf Channel:

“As far as the LeBron record, what he accomplished is absolutely incredible of just the durability, the consistency and the longevity,” said Woods, a lifelong Lakers fan. “I never thought – I grew up watching Kareem here, never saw him play in Milwaukee, but he was the Cap, that’s all I remember, the Showtime Lakers and watching Cap run down there with goggles and hit the sky hook. That record we never thought it would be surpassed. But what LeBron is doing, but also the amount of minutes he’s playing, no one’s ever done that at that age, to be able to play all five positions, that’s never been done before at this level for this long.”

The 38-year-old superstar is averaging 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7 assists in 36.4 minutes per game this season.

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