LeBron James can potentially add another string to his bow in the debate over the greatest basketball player ever by leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a record breaking season.
That is the view of NBA expert Chris Broussard, who insists the three-time NBA champion would elevate himself closer to Michael Jordan by doing so.
The Lakers have made a brilliant start to the new regular season and lead the West with a 22-3 record.
James has been joined by former New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis in Los Angeles and the pair have struck up quite the partnership so far.
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Such is the form of both stars that both are being talked about in the conversation for the MVP award.
Broussard thinks that LeBron has been the best performer in the league so far but also reckons he may have his eye on making history too.
The Golden State Warriors currently hold the record for the best win-loss record ever in the NBA regular season, putting in a 73-9 record in 2016.
They did not go on to win the NBA championship, however, whereas the team with the nest best record of all time, the Chicago Bulls (72-10) in 1996, did.
That team was led by the great Jordan and Broussard thinks this could be on LeBron’s mind if the season progresses well for the Lakers.
“I think the Lakers have the best chance of breaking the Warriors 73 win season record,” he told Fox Sports.
“Now I am not saying that they will do it or that they are even talking about it privately.
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“But I wouldn’t be surprised if way in the back recesses of LeBron’s mind, he would love to get that regular season record because it is just another notch on your belt.
“It’s another way you top Michael Jordan and I think LeBron also has the audacity as he should to believe that he could win 74 games and win the NBA championship.
“Jordan did it with 72 and the championship and I don;t see Lakers going to load management until right at the end of the season.”
The Lakers won their 13th game in 14 at Orlando Magic and will be looking to add to their brilliant start against the Miami Heat on Friday night.
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