LeBron James is on the cusp of breaking the NBA's all-time scoring record so I sincerely hope you're prepared for an onslaught of pieces about the significance of his achievement. In one such article, The Athletic's Joe Vardon reported James has been working hard on perfecting Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's patented skyhook as a tribute for passing him on the list. It turns out, that report may be a bit overblown.

Vardon's article about the chase and LeBron's place in history is excellent, but the story about the skyhook is what's getting attention. Here's the quote from the article:

But of late, he and his confidants had begun discussing the record almost daily. There were important details to be ironed out. Such as where might it happen? If he could time it with the upcoming two-game homestand that starts Tuesday night against Oklahoma City, he could do it with Kareem in attendance.

And what about the “how?” If he gets to 38,386 points and a two-pointer will break the record, what’s the milestone-setting shot going to be?