LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain for third place on NBA's all-time best field goal list

Wilt Chamberlain is perhaps the most dangerous shocker in NBA history. He holds the NBA record for most points in a game (100), the most points per game in a season (50.4), and the most field goals in a season (1,597), but because he is one without modern medical progress Played in the era in such a way that current players of longevity become possible, some of their career records are weak.

For example, LeBron James has already passed him on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He did so in November of 2018, just after joining Chamberlain’s former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. On Thursday, he passed Chamberlain on another all-time list.
James still has a way to go before he catches both players on that list, two of the NBA’s all-time leading scorers. Both are former Lakers. Karl Malone is second with 13,528 med field goals, while Karim Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time leader with 15,837. They do a great job of keeping the team in the game.

LeBron averaged 735 seasons per field goal for his career. Therefore, assuming he maintains his current pace, he will pass Malone at the end of the next season, and then will need another three seasons to catch Kareem. However, it should be noted that LeBron’s difficulty on shots is somewhat higher as he dominates the 3-pointer in the NBA. Abdul-Jabbar made 18 attempts throughout his career, while Chamberlain did not play in the league with 3-points. When Lebron eventually passes Kareem, it will be much more impressive.

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