LeBron James, who joined the top 10 highest scorers in NBA history this season, has also become the youngest player in league history to score 27,000 points, a distinction previously held by Kobe Bryant. How did LeBron get here, and how much higher can he go? ESPN NBA Insider Kevin Pelton uses his SCHOENE projection system to explain why LeBron might not reach Kareem until 2024, when he turns 40
The top 10
Few players in the NBA have been as polarizing as LeBron James, but securing a spot as one of the 10 greatest scorers in league history is a cause for celebration.
As for whether he will ever reach the No. 1 spot, well, it looks like we have one more thing to argue about.