It's only a matter of time until LeBron James surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's all-time scoring leader.

Abdul-Jabbar held the record for nearly four decades, but James already sees an immediate threat to his impending throne in Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant.

"KD is the first thing that comes to mind for sure … His name is not Easy Money and Slim Reaper for no reason," James told ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "He does it so effortlessly. His ability to shoot the three-ball, shoot the mid-range, get to the paint, but also shoot 85-90 (percent) from the free-throw line. Those are key ingredients."