If you don’t have the internet, you may not have heard that LeBron James broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record last night.
An incredible feat of both talent and longevity, Kareem was attendance in the third quarter when LeBron heroically rose above Kenrich Williams and hit a jump shot that put him over the previous record of 38,387 career points.
That’s a lot of points. We wanted to put in perspective what kind of numbers we’re talking about here:
Incredibly, after all these points, he’s only won one season scoring title. That’s the same number of times he returned to Cleveland to bring the Cavs a championship.
LeBron’s played for three different franchises, the Cavs, Heat, and Lakers. If you divide his total career points (38,390) and divide it by the number of teams he’s played for, you get 12,796…or the same number of teammates LeBron has traded away in his career.
LBJ has deservedly made the All-Star game 19 out of his 20 NBA seasons; that’s an astonishing 95% mark…that matches the same percentage of all of us that laughed at the “Maybe It’s Me” tweet he sent last week when the Lakers didn’t go out and grab Kyrie Irving.
The King has won four NBA championships in his incredible career. If you multiply his career points by the amount of championships won, you get 153,560…or the same amount of rings he promised to bring to Miami during that introduction party he had with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.
This is obviously a huge accomplishment for LeBron, who has done plenty of dumb stuff to make fun of him about as well as great things to be admired. Times like these where career achievements are met are just the perfect vehicle to make fun of him for it all.
The Super Bowl is set, we all know that. But what else happened in sports this week other than the Eagles and Chiefs advancing? SSM knows, and now you will too.
Streep, Denzel, Robert De Niro, best actors today A new entry has joined the group, also plays in LA A small slap of the wrist, felt like a broken arm LeBron threw a hissy fit, keeps adding to his charm
More NBA antics, a bad repeat offender Bad boy of the league Steph Curry, big fine money spender Ejected from the game on Thursday, a disgusting act Threw his mouthpiece on the ground, we all should feel attacked
Don’t look up to athletes kids, they’ll always let you down Stetson Bennett had a night, then acted like a clown A few too many Miller Lites and things can go awry One month you’re a champion, the next you’re the bad guy
Phil was feeling feisty, on the internet Cracking jokes between placing million dollar bets Fashion trends and travel plans were in his stand up set The internet did their job though, people don’t forget
It’s that time of year! For the third consecutive season, the fashion department here at UDS has been called upon to make stupid jokes about the latest versions of the NBA “City Edition” jerseys. Let’s get right down to business.
Chicago Bulls – I think the designer for this one forgot the assignment was due at midnight and remembered at 11:53PM.
Wow…another year, another set of middle-of-the-road uniforms with even worse jokes to go with them. Thanks for the opportunity to create content, NBA.
As LeBron, AD, and the boys fell to 0-4 on Wednesday night in Denver, we knew you would need us. It’s low right now, we won’t lie. Times are tough. But you know what, you can’t have sunshine without a little rain, right?
Who cares if you’ve lost three of four by 11+ point margins, that you’re second to last and last in three point and shooting percentage, respectively, or that you have one of the most unhappy superstars of all time in a bench role he hates?
You know what, things can only go up from here, right?!
Hey, your Cowboys are looking decent! Cooper Rush really held down the fort while Dak Prescott was injured. Number four came back and looked OK against the Lions, that’s always great. Don’t even worry about the fact that they’ve only won three playoff games since 1998. You’ve got Micah Parsons!
How could we forget about your Yankees? Season just ended, understood. But Aaron Judge took all of baseball on a hell of a ride to only come up 11 home runs short of Barry Bonds. Something none of us will soon forget. You have to love the “World Series or bust” attitude…even if you’ve only won one in the last 21 years. It’s still a great feat!
Well, hopefully this helps. Lakers fans, you are some of the best and most dedicated in all of sports. I’m sure this season will turn around eventually. LeBron will right the ship, Russell will get shipped, and it’ll be back to The Lake Show in no time.
Another week where sports just unmercifully punched us in the face…and we liked it. Let’s review the pounding with prose in this week’s SSM.
Your NL pennant winners, those pesky Fightin’ Phils! Took the Padres out, this team is full of thrills Harper, Schwarber, Wheeler, the list goes on and on If they play the Astros, series won’t be a yawn
Something rare happened this week, an NFL trade Niners’ Christian McCaffrey, Frisco not afraid Made his debut today, got a few plays in Chiefs came to The Bay however, got themselves the win
Speaking of the Panthers, took it to the Bucs? Hard to say but it seems like Tampa Bay just sucks Lot of season left for TB and the boys Don’t be shocked if they come back and make postseason noise
The NBA is back, first games have come and gone Just another sport this time of year loves to add on Some early surprises, Sixers and the Lakers blank The Jazz keep winning even though they’re clearly trying to tank
Liz Truss, the new/former UK Prime Minister, has resigned after a 44-day rollercoaster ride leading Great Britain’s government.
Truss’ short reign as leader sure sounded like a smooth, exiting time in the UK. However, all good things must come to an end. With the major announcement this morning, Truss joins some of the greatest/shortest leadership occupancies in sports.
5. Lane Kiffin, Tennessee Volunteers
Look at how happy the Lane Train was in Knoxville!
Kiffin is one of the longer tenured head coaches on our list; lasting an entire season with the Volunteers, going 7-6 in 2009.
4. Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
After becoming one of the greatest Lakers of all time on the court, why wouldn’t Magic want to lead The Lake Show as head coach?
In a wildly brash answer during a press conference in Las Vegas, LeBron James called out NBA Commissioner Adam Silver regarding the NBA potentially expanding to Sin City.
“He probably sees every single interview and transcript that comes through from NBA players…so, I want the team here, Adam.” said James.
Of course, LeBron is (AKA earned the right to be) the only current player in the NBA to come out and say something so bold while, obviously, still being on a roster. Even so, hearing a guy outwardly planning his next career move in Vegas while still having a lot of work to do for the Lakers is worth noting
While The King’s begging of the commissioner is getting the headlines, there were a number of other demands the 37-year-old James made during the Q&A session:
All Klutch Sports clients provided a seventh foul before being fouled out of games.
Evolving “All-Star Weekend” to “All-Star Month and a Half.”
Any references to receding hairlines meriting a 41-game suspension.
LeBron provided an eighth foul before being fouled out of games.
A pretty burdensome list from LeBron. Without question he still has enough sway going into his 20th season to effect some changes in the NBA in the spirit of improving the league as a whole, and definitely not just himself.
It’s Sunday, there were sports this week, and we’re in a certain State of Mind.
A special week in Indy, the NFL Combine A chance for NFL prospects to jump, run, and shine Some major workout numbers, athletic freaks galore NFL coaches and GMs jaws dropping to the floor
Surprise news out of Dallas about one of their best Amari Cooper likely gone, Cowboys fans must be stressed The wideout’s too expensive for Jerry Jones’ liking So now their number one receiver will be gone, sent hiking
Still in a holding pattern in the MLB The lockout continues as both sides will not agree On a new CBA, games continue to be lost The longer this goes on, more baseball games get tossed
We talked last week about big scores in the NBA Repeating this week, Jayson Tatum and LBJ JT scored 54 tonight, Bron 56 on Saturday Defenses sat on the sideline and watched the big dogs play
We’ve got our first few tickets punched in the NCAA March Madness is so close, let’s get this underway Murray State, Longwood, and Loyola Chicago You know what that means; Sister Jean’s ready to roll!