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Is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA scoring record unbreakable?

Happy birthday, Kareem Abdul-Jabar! The all-time NBA great celebrated his 72nd birthday in 2019, over 35 years after he set the NBA record for most career points—a record that still stands today. Cap would go on to finish with 38,387 career points, and many regard the stat as one of the NBA's truly unbreakable records. Still, records are meant to be broken, and it's only a matter of time before a once-in-a-generation scorer comes along to surpass it. What do you think? 🏀

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There was no shot more unblockable than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's sky hook. Try as many scorers might, they don't have a shot in their arsenal as consistently devastating as Abdul-Jabbar's iconic shot.

Without an unstoppable go-to weapon like that, no other NBA player will be able to touch his record. Plus, the legend stuck around for 20 seasons. With the players becoming stronger and faster, body breakdowns happen more often. Even if a great scorer comes around, he won't stay around long enough to top Abdul-Jabbar's mark.

There are few unbreakable records in sports—Cap's is one of them.

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"Records were meant to be broken" may be a cliché saying, but it exists for a reason. While Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record seems untouchable, it's only a matter of time before a better scorer comes along and destroys it, especially with the NBA trending towards offense the way it has.

The three-pointer has pretty much become a mandatory weapon in the NBA and getting foul calls have become a skill as essential as a jump shot. The rules are there to benefit scorers. Abdul-Jabbar's record isn't going to stick around forever.

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Is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA scoring record unbreakable?
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#RecordsMadeToBreak