LeBron James Makes History With Another All-Star Selection, Ties NBA Icon

LeBron James Makes History With Another All-Star Selection, Ties NBA Icon

  • LeBron James tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most All-Star appearances with 19
  • The Lakers star was selected as a starter in the 2023 NBA All-Star and will be captain for the 6th consecutive time
  • James is also set to pass Abdul-Jabbar in the all-time scoring list next month

There are no adjectives left to describe Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. He has achieved almost everything and continues to play at a high level at 38.

He has now tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most All-Star selections with 19. James will probably hold many NBA records by the time he decides to retire.

LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, 2023 NBA All-Star
LeBron James is playing in his 20th season. Photos by Steph Chambers and Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE.
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The four-time NBA champion is averaging 29.9 points8.5 rebounds and 7 assists per game this season, and his stats after turning 38 are incredible. Unfortunately, his performances haven't covered up Lakers' deficiencies this season.

The 2020 NBA champions are out of the play-in picture, sitting 13th in the Western Conference with a 23-26 record. However, with Anthony Davis's return, they have a chance to embark on a run before the All-Star break.

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James ties Abdul-Jabbar

No other NBA player has more All-Star appearances than James and Abdul-Jabbar, who retired in 1989 at age 42. He received 7,418,116 fan votes and will be captain for the 6th consecutive year.

The former Cleveland Cavaliers star now has the most consecutive appearances in NBA history and has the most selection among active players by some distance, per CBS Sports.

Fans reaction to James making history


"He will have 4-5 more All-Star games to his name. Jordan couldn’t even make list because he was out there g@mbling."


"Kareem is so underrated, he was a better player at 38 than Bron is at 38."


"No one is beating that let's be real."


"LeBron James is the greatest basketball player of all time."


"Especially playing at this level in his career is just unreal.."

When will James pass Abdul-Jabbar?

James has tied Abdul-Jabbar in one record and is edging closer in another one. He is expected to pass him in NBA's all-time scoring list next month.

The four-time NBA MVP is 158 behind Kareem's 38,387. At his career average of 27.2 points per game, ESPN projects that he will need six games to break the record.

The Lakers legend has held the record since 1984 and it looks like James will finally take over, and it will probably take another 40 years for another player to break it.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA
NBA Legends, Bob McAdoo, LeBron James, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Jerry West, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pose for a photo during the NBA 75 Group Photo. Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE.
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James achieves another milestone

Sports Brief earlier reported on James finally scoring at least 40 points against every NBA team when he recently scored 46 against the Clippers.

The four-time NBA champion first had his first 40-point game when he scored 41 against the New Jersey Nets on March 27th 2004 when he was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers as a rookie.

On the 1,404th game of his career, James has finally done it against every NBA team. He dropped 46 points on the LA Clippers, but he couldn't lift his team past the city rivals.

Source: SportsBrief.com