Does the impending NBA all-time scoring record have you thinking about LeBron James collectibles? Let's get into it!
Many thought when Michael Jordan retired for good after the 2002 season and Kobe Bryant hung it up after the 2015 season, that nobody would have a chance to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA all-time scoring record. “The Captain” has held the mark at 38,387 points since 1988.
But then again, when Jordan’s career was winding down, there was just a little buzz starting about a then 17-year old manchild phenom from Akron, Ohio known simply as LeBron.
While James never played against Jordan professionally, word is that as a high schooler he was impressing the GOAT in pick-up games together, and the expectations started.
But as good as LeBron has been throughout his 20 year career, I’m not sure any of us actually saw him breaking Kareem’s 38,387 points record at all - let alone potentially in 100+ fewer games played.
I’m not here to tell you all about the record, you can get that info from ESPN.com. But what I can tell you is how significant this record is, and why it will cement many LeBron collectibles down as must-haves and increase the demand and long term desirability of his stuff.
In just a few short weeks, he’ll not only be an 18-time NBA All-Star and 4-time NBA Champion, but he’ll have scored more career points than any other player in NBA history. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Point being, it’s going to be hard for future generations to make a case against LeBron being the true greatest of all time.
Now let’s take a look at my picks for the top 10 most significant LeBron James collectibles: