Kareem Abdul-Jabbar may have blended sensations when his scoring record gets broken … however John Salley says the Lakers legend should eventually be happy to pass the torch to LeBron James when he passes the Hall of Famer on the all-time list.
The 4-time NBA champ simplified for TMZ Sports at LAX … comparing the circumstance to another sports record that numerous think to be difficult to break.
“The same way my boy Eric Dickerson thinks about anybody trying to break his record … you don’t want nobody to break your record!” the 58-year-old informed us.
Nonetheless, Salley still thinks Kareem will happen and provide James his flowers when the Lakers star beats his record of 38,387 points.
“I think Kareem will take his hat off to him, be proud of him,” Salley stated. “He should.”
Salley’s remark might come off as stunning because he didn’t think LeBron was gonna break Kareem’s record to start with … stating on Shannon Sharpe‘s Club Shay Shay podcast a couple of months back, “I think they’re not going to let him get it.”
He’s undoubtedly had a change of mind ever since … stating, statistically, James will be “the greatest player to ever play” and the method he brings himself off the court is exceptional.
“What he’s doing in television, film, the dude has definitely set the bar what a professional athlete is supposed to do,” Salley stated.
“I said I didn’t think anybody was ever gonna break his record, but I’m so happy LeBron is breaking his record.”
James is just a few points far from ending up being the all-time scorer … and disallowing something insane, it’s certainly taking place.
Get those champagne bottles prepared!!