Sitting courtside with his family including his son, 2 Chainz was ecstatic to watch the magic happen but it's what he did afterward that's got people talking.
Behind by 1,332 points, James can unseat Bryant for 3rd place in the all-time scoring list in approximately 50 games or by the middle of the 2019-20 season.
While the Lakers aired a tribute video during the ensuing timeout, James covered his face with a towel, apparently crying under it.
When you can pass a legend like Michael Jordan it is a great moment and it takes a special person to pay homage to greatness while passing his idol. LeBron is exactly that and he showed why in more ways than one.
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I'm convinced that that is the correct step. "However, I respect the new direction and understand the coach's decision". We want to give the team a new face. '2019 is a new beginning for the Germany national team, ' he said.
The reaction seemed fitting for a player who idolized Jordan growing up.
Of those, Malone is the only one who did not spend the bulk of his career with the Lakers.
Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the National Basketball Association points record with 38,387, with long-time Utah great Karl Malone ranked second on 36,928. "He makes everybody around him better".
But if his point production takes a dip in that crucial four-year stretch, perhaps due to age and team construction, James could still notch the milestone should he decide to play longer. The Lakers (30-34) have faded ever since James was injured, going 10-20 and falling to the fringe of the playoff race even after his return. There are three back-to-back games remaining on the Lakers schedule, so it's likely James will miss at least three more games and possibly more once they are officially eliminated from playoff contention.