LeBron James Opens Up on Pursuit of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Record

LeBron James is now less than 450 points away from surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Naturally, this is a big deal, and will have major ramifications for the GOAT debate.

Speaking to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin this weekend, Beethoven’s number one fan addressed his pursuit of Abdul-Jabbar’s record and heavily downplayed it in the process.

“I want to win. [The losing is] not sitting well with me,” James said. “I don’t like having accomplishments, and it don’t feel right, when it comes in a losing effort. … So as we sit here right now as a franchise and as a team that’s below .500 — we’ve been playing some good basketball as of late, but we want to and I want to win at the highest level. Breaking records or setting records or passing greats in a losing effort has never been a DNA of mine.”

In the same interview, James also answered questions about potentially playing with his eldest son Bronny in the future.

“I need to be on the floor with my boy, I got to be on the floor with Bronny,” James said. “Either in the same uniform or a matchup against him. I don’t mean like [guarding one another all game] — because he’s a point guard and I’m a, at this point now I’m playing center or whatever the team needs from me,” James said. “But I would love to do the whole Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. thing. That would be ideal for sure.”