FanDuel’s ‘Run It Back’: When & Where will LeBron James break the scoring record?

Basketball icon LeBron James is on the verge of becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer as he trails Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record by just 158 points. 

The 34 year scoring record will almost certainly be broken by James this season, barring any long-term injury, and FanDuel’s ‘Run It Back’ NBA show discussed when, where and who LeBron will break it against. 

The Run It Back crew looked at all the Los Angeles Lakers games from now until the all-star break (17 February) and weighed up the best destination where this historic moment will take place. 

FanDuel believes James will most likely break the record at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder (+130) on 7 February. 

But panellists Chandler Parsons and Eddie Gonzalez believe they would “love” to see LeBron break the record at the Chase Center against one of James’ long-time rivals, the Golden State Warriors (+750). 

The NBA icon went to the NBA finals in four consecutive years against the Warriors and despite losing three out of the four series, James managed to clinch his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers’ first-ever NBA Championship in 2016, memorably coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the series in seven. 

The second-favourite game for LeBron to break the record is at home against the Milwaukee Bucks (+230) on 9 February. 

James would receive a thunderous ovation from the home LA crowd if he does break the record at home, but it is still unclear whether fellow Lakers legend and leading all-time scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be in attendance for the momentous occasion.