LeBron James is often regarded as the greatest basketball player to ever walk the Earth. Well, that statement is often subjected to debates, but LeBron’s incredible list of records depict that he is indeed a phenomenal player.
He’s been in the NBA since 2003 and has amassed plenty of achievements to add to his legacy. But as the years are passing by, other superstars are coming in and smashing LBJ’s records. Are moments like these contributing to tarnishing Bron’s valued legacy?
Giannis Antetokounmpo surpassed LeBron James with a mammoth performance
Giannis Antetokounmpo has already stolen some of the limelight away from LeBron James by winning consecutive MVP awards. He’s only 26-years-old and undoubtedly the future of the league.
LeBron will hand over the torch to him once he retires, and Giannis is already out here posting massive numbers and surpassing LeBron in the history books.
The memorable display marked the 6th time where Giannis had scored 40+ points on more than 70% field goal accuracy. With this, he surpassed the likes of Anthony Davis, James Harden, and LeBron James, who have recorded 5 such games.
Luka Doncic is a consistent record-breaker too!
Besides Giannis, Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic is a certified baller as well. These two foreign players are the future of the NBA, and they’re already out here breaking LeBron’s records!
Of course, records are meant to be broken, but LeBron is facing a serious threat from his competitors. Luka Doncic recently surpassed LeBron in a quality metric which just suggests how good the 21-year-old has been.
As per reports, Doncic required only 139 NBA games to bring up each of 1000 career points, rebounds, and assists. This number is better than LeBron’s, as the current Lakers superstar took 158 games to record the numbers.
We don’t often see players breaking LeBron James’ records, but this is just a sign that things are changing. Nothing is ever constant, and this applies to the NBA as well. How long until we see the remainder of LBJ’s feats being surpassed?
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