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Kareem excited to see LeBron break his all-time scoring record

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Barring injury or any unforeseen circumstances, LeBron James is on pace to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's all-time leading scorer within the next few seasons.

The Los Angeles Lakers icon is 3,021 points ahead of James but hopes the four-time Finals MVP breaks his long-standing record.

"I'm excited to see it happen. I don't see records as personal accomplishments, but more as human achievements," Abdul-Jabbar told NBA insider Marc Stein. "If one person can do something that's never been done, that means we all have a shot at doing it. It's a source of hope and inspiration. ... We all win when a record is broken, and if LeBron breaks mine, I will be right there to cheer him on."

James has scored 35,367 points over his illustrious 18-year career. He leapfrogged the late Kobe Bryant for third on the all-time leaderboard in January 2020.

The 2003 No. 1 pick sits 1,561 points back of Karl Malone for second place.

James already shattered the NBA's record for playoff points, steals, and free throws made.

Kareem excited to see LeBron break his all-time scoring record
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