LeBron James just made NBA history by becoming the league’s all-time leading scorer.
More than that, he put the argument that he’s not a pure scorer at rest, as there’s — literally — no one that has scored more career points than him, and he’s still going.
James has never averaged less than 20 points per game in his career and has a 27.0 points per game career average 20 years into the league.
However, that’s still not enough for NBA analyst Max Kellerman to believe he’s one of the top 5 greatest scorers of all time, as he pointed out in a somewhat controversial list:
Kellerman put Kobe Bryant at five, followed by Kevin Durant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Michael Jordan at the first spot.
The top 5 scorers in NBA history according to @maxkellerman. What do you think of his list? pic.twitter.com/nzvwD0cI1H
— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) February 8, 2023
There’s no denying that Michael Jordan is the greatest scorer of all time due to his average, while Wilt Chamberlain set countless records, including the highest-scoring performance ever.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the league’s leading scorer for nearly four decades, so the argument is also rock-solid there.
As for Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant, they were known for their offensive prowess and scoring versatility throughout their entire careers, so you could also make a point right there.
But then again, even if he doesn’t have the purest shooting form or the craftiest moves, how could you snub the league’s all-time leading scorer from this list?
What else does LeBron — 27.0 PPG scorer — need to do for people to stop claiming he’s not a scorer?
Should he stop passing the ball?
All due respect, this is just flat-out hating by Kellerman.