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Tracy McGrady on LeBron James breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time record: 'It's just longevity, man!'

LeBron James is on the verge of breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record and Tracy McGrady thinks there's nothing bizarre about it
Tracy McGrady on LeBron James breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time record: 'It's just longevity, man

Tracy McGrady & LeBron James

The new NBA season is fast approaching, but fans couldn’t help but buzz about LeBron James breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record. As things stand right now, James is just 1,325 points behind the Los Angeles Lakers icon, and while it is very likely that he will dethrone Abdul-Jabbar, many have a lot of things to say about the matter.

But for NBA Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady, there’s nothing really surprising about it.

It ain’t that complicated for T-Mac

In a rare interview with Elie Seckbach of EsNews, McGrady was asked if he thinks James could break Kareem’s record. According to T-Mac, LeBron would certainly break it simply because he has been playing at the highest level for so long.

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“[LeBron] He’s gonna break it,” McGrady said. “It says that one, he had a long career. His healthy, it’s just longevity, man! I won’t be surprised if he break it. The guy is one of the most durable players we have in the league.”

Indeed, McGrady made a good point, and we don’t need a rocket scientist to further expand on the topic. James is entering the 20th season of his stellar NBA career, and he’s expected to still be in his dominant form. So, from the look of it, LeBron is set to become the new all-time scoring leader, and perhaps only a serious injury would hinder it from happening.

What’s Kareem and LeBron’s take on it

Last year, Abdul-Jabbar set the record straight about James replacing him on the all-time scoring list and said he is “excited to see it happen.” While Kareem seemed steady about his take on all-time records, James appears inconsistent with his stance on the subject.

It can be recalled that James famously said he has “no thoughts, no relationship” with Abdul-Jabbar and the idea of breaking the Hall of Famer’s record. That was after he humbly said it is “super duper dope” to be on the same footing as Kareem.

“At the end of the day, to be able to be right in the same breath as a guy to wear the same [Lakers] uniform, a guy that was a staple of this franchise along with Magic and Big Game [James Worthy] over there for so many years, especially in the 80s, and a guy that does a lot off the floor as well,” LeBron said via NBC Sports. “I think it’s just super duper dope for myself to be even in that conversation.”

Regardless of what is said about it, if “King James” could pick up where he left off last season, in which he scored 1,695 points, we would be looking at a new all-time scoring record-holder.

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