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LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan to move into 4th all-time on NBA scoring list

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After posting 31 points in the Lakers’ 115-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, LeBron James surpassed the legendary Michael Jordan to move into fourth on the NBA all-time scoring list.

In an incredible career that has resulted in all sorts of accolades and milestones, James ranks this as one of his favourite moments to this point.

“I don’t know, man, a lot of the stuff I’ve done in my career, this ranks right at the top…For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration, needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me.” said James after the game.

“I wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like MJ. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like MJ…It’s crazy, to be honest. It’s beyond crazy.”

The 34-year-old Akron, Ohio native, who is currently playing in his sixteenth NBA season, has accumulated 32,311 points in 1190 career regular season games.

He has also won three NBA championships, three NBA Finals MVPs, four NBA MVP Awards (2009–2010, 2012–2013), and has been selected to 15 All-Star games during that span.

James now trails the great Kobe Bryant by 1332 points for third on the all-time scoring list.

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Knicks are apparently no longer interested in acquiring Andre Drummond

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Andre Drummond anyone?

It’s clear as day the Detroit Pistons are trying to rid themselves on Andre Drummond’s albatross contract as they aim to start a rebuild. However, it appears their asking price is too high, and teams are shying away due to both the flaws in the big man’s game, and the potential that he will leave via free agency this offseason when he inevitably declines the $28.8 player option attached to his contract.

They were engaged in trade talks with the Atlanta Hawks involving Drummond, but a potential deal reportedly fell through

Just hours after that report, another potential Drummond suitor has pulled the plug on acquiring him: the New York Knicks.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks initially touched base with the Pistons regarding Drummond’s availability earlier this season, but apparently are no longer in the running for his services.

The Pistons are apparently looking for a first round pick and an NBA ready center in return for trading away the two-time NBA All-Star.

The 26-year old, who is playing in his eighth NBA season, has averaged 17.3 points, 15.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 40 games for the 15-27 Pistons so far in 2019/2020.

The 2020 NBA Trade dealine is less than a month from now on February 6th.

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LeBron James passes Isiah Thomas to move into 8th all-time in NBA assists

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After posting eight assists in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 128-99 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, LeBron James surpassed the legendary Isiah Thomas to move into eight on the NBA all-time assist leaderboard.

In an incredible career that has resulted in all sorts of accolades and milestones, James ranks this as among his his best accomplishments to date.

“One of the best point guards this game has ever seen. And one of the toughest as well. Just his upbringing, coming from Chicago, doing the things he was able to do on the floor. From Indiana going to the Bad Boys in Detroit, just setting the tone for what he wanted his career to be” said James after the game.

“Anytime I’m linked with the greats, and ‘Zeke being one of those, it’s just an honor, and I think back to my childhood and where I’m from.”

The 35-year-old Akron, Ohio native, who is currently playing in his seventeenth NBA season, has accumulated 9,067 assists in 1190 career regular season games.

He has also won three NBA championships, three NBA Finals MVPs, four NBA MVP Awards (2009–2010, 2012–2013), and has been selected to 15 All-Star games during that span.

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Cavaliers optimistic they will be able to trade Kevin Love before deadline

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It’s no secret that Kevin Love’s days in Cleveland are all but numbered. At this point, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ he will be traded at this point.

On the surface he is still a solid NBA power forward, but the problem is that he is making superstar money. Finding the right trade partner willing to take on the $91.5 million remaining on his contract over the next three seasons. Despite the trade obstacles, the Cavaliers have reportedly grown increasingly optimistic that they will deal him sooner than later, and to receive “a requisite package of young assets and/or future draft picks” in return.

The 31-year old, who is in his sixth season with the franchise, is averaging 16.5 points and 10.6 assists in 28 games so far in 2019/2020. He is always a reliable producer on the offensive end, but the problem has been his ability to stay on the court.

Over the past three-plus seasons, injuries have forced him to miss a combined 109 out of a possible 279 regular season games, which accounts for nearly 30% of game action.

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