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King James, Vinsanity Approaching Elite NBA Milestones

Two of the NBA’s most culturally-influential veterans are chasing coveted milestones this season.

LeBron James continues his assault on the all-time record books as a member of the Lakers and needs just 39 points to pass Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. King James could possibly do it on Nov. 14th against Portland at Staples Center.

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LeBron James: 39 points away from passing Wilt Chamberlain for 5th on the all-time scoring list James is 912 points shy of passing Michael Jordan on the all-time list. If he averages 25 PPG, he could pass him on January 27 against the Suns.

The Lakers have won five of their last six games to move above .500 at 7-6. Bron continues to expand his career legacy and topple records as he tries to build chemistry with his new team.

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Legendary dunk innovator and rim-obliterator Vince Carter (Atlanta Hawks) is the NBA’s oldest player at 41. He’s needs just 33 points to reach the prestigious 25,000 career point plateau, which almost ensures Vinsanity a place in the Hall of Fame.  Carter will become just the 22nd player to reach the milestone, in his record-tying 21st season.  

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Both of these transcending players have had an effect on the culture. Carter, more so in the 90s and early 2000s on the basketball court as a high-flying, dunk-innovating icon who thunderously and acrobatically took the artform that Dr. J and MJ perfected to a new level.  


Bron has become a titan in business, film production, social activism. He continues to dominate on the court. The the major narrative this NBA season has been about overall league scoring averages and number of possessions being sky high, but these supervets deserve top billing this week. 

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As of tonight the 2018-19 NBA season scoring average is at 113 points per game the highest since 1971….and there’s no stopping the blazing inferno.


Shots are going up quicker than the Instagram followers on Kylie Jenner’s account. And as the new generation of three-point sprayers and multi-faceted ball controllers begin their pro journeys, they are eager to compete against the legends in the game who have inspired them to this point. 

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Bron and Vince Carter certainly fall in that category. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The Deputy Editor and Senior Writer is in his 23rd year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, magazines and national TV.

His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.