Dallas coach Jason Kidd was asked by the media earlier this week about LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for first on the all-time goalscoring list.
When asked if LeBron surpassing Kareem would make him the greatest player of all time, Kidd gave a straightforward answer.
“I think LeBron will be considered the greatest to do it…when you look at his numbers…what he’s done on and off the court…no one has. When you put the whole package together, he’s the greatest of all time,” Kidd said.
As James puts on one of the greatest offensive seasons of his storied career, the Lakers are sputtering. After a Tuesday night loss to the Kidd Mavericks, Los Angeles fell to 11th place in the West outside of the hunt for the playoff playoff tournament.
However, with Spurs’ Wednesday loss to the Grizzlies, the Lakers are back in 10th place, half a game ahead of San Antonio for the final Western Conference play-off spot.
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As for LeBron and his pursuit of the all-time crown, if he continues at his current pace, he will likely overtake Kareem midway through the 2022-23 season.
LeBron passed Karl Malone for the second all-time score earlier this month.
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