How old is LeBron James and how old was Kareem when he retired?
Both are known for having a very healthy lifestyle with a strict diet and rigorous exercise regimen.
As LeBron James rewrites NBA history, it doesn’t seem any young players could break the King’s record. However, names like Luka Doncic or Anthony Edwards are amongst those who, if they stay healthy, could maybe have a shot at breaking the new record.
When talking about the scoring title of the NBA, one must speak of longevity, and no player can reach LeBron and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s numbers if they don’t play until their late 30s. Even if players reach those ages, they must say healthy and miss only a few games in their careers.
How old is LeBron James, and how old was Kareem Abdul Jabbar when he left professional basketball?
At 38 years old, LeBron James is in his 19th season of NBA life; he is still going strong, and it doesn’t seem like he is slowing down. The Lakers player has said he wants to play with his son Bonny James at some point. So until that happens, the legend that is King James is not going anywhere.
Kareem is another story. The ex-Lakers player played for 20 seasons in the NBA, retiring at 41 years old in 1989 with the record of NBA all-time leading scorer. In addition, Abdul-Jabbar only missed more than six games in a season twice, meaning he barely missed games in those seasons.
How can Kareem and LeBron play for so long?
Both players are known for having a very healthy lifestyle with a strict diet and rigorous exercise regimen. Kareem is known for being a vegan and for biking around NY, trying to stay fit and healthy.
LeBron has claimed before that he would never stop training, not even after the season ends. The King is famous for posting his pictures while training on Instagram and other social media sites. He has been married for 19 years to his high school sweetheart and has never had any issues with drinking or excessive partying.
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