For a good 12-year span from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was absolutely the toast of the NBA.

The first ballot Hall of Famer and 19-time All-Star averaged north of 28 points per game with 14.1 rebounds during that span in splitting time between the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.

Now, roughly 35 years after retiring from the game, The Tower of Power finds himself back in the news.

Current Lakers star LeBron James is just 36 points away from breaking Kareem’s all-time NBA scoring record. King James could make history as early as Tuesday night at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder.