LeBron: 'I don't know how I'm gonna feel' when I pass Kareem
The reality of becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer still hasn't sunk in for LeBron James as he sits on the verge of making history.
The Los Angeles Lakers star told Zach Lowe of ESPN that he isn't sure how he'll react when he breaks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record of 38,387 career points.
"It's weird, it's weird," James said. "I don't know how I'm gonna feel, to be completely honest. I made goals. I want to be Rookie of the Year. I want to be an All-Star. I want to be the most valuable player at some point. I want to be Defensive Player of the Year and make All-Defensive teams. I want to lead the league in assists. I never, ever set a goal that I wanted to be the all-time leading scorer in NBA history.
"It's 38,000 points. I'm like, that's not even possible. So I don't know how I'm gonna feel. But I'm humbled. It's very gratifying to know my name is placed with the greats. I've always wanted to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, that ever played this game."
James is just 36 points away from surpassing Abdul-Jabbar, and figures to accomplish the feat either Tuesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder or Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated last month that the league intends to pause the game when James breaks the record and has a larger celebration planned for the future, possibly during All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City.
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