Lakers News: Michael Jordan Congratulates LeBron James On All-Time Scoring Record
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

It was a monumental moment for Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James when he passed Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the league’s all-time leading scorer in NBA history.

James, who is still in shock about holding the prestigious scoring record, has felt the love and respect from current and former NBA players. His partner in crime in L.A Anthony Davis said that James’ new record is ‘well-deserved.’

Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, who James grew up idolizing, also congratulated him. TMZ’s Michael J. Babcock tweeted what Jordan had to say about James breaking the all-time scoring record. Jordan, who has always publicly shown admiration for James, does it once again when it was the King’s moment under the spotlight:

In light of James becoming the new all-time leading scorer in the NBA comes the debate of who is the greatest player of all time between James and Jordan. It is a conversation that will never end, and may never have a definitive answer to it. But the respect Jordan showed to James should not be overlooked.

The focus after James becoming the league’s all-time leading score should be the greatness the NBA has seen as a whole instead of comparing two of the greatest players to ever play the game in their respective eras. That is the nature of sports, but regardless, it is awesome to see there is a clear mutual respect between the two.

James says he learned fadeaway because of Jordan

To break the scoring record, James went to his patented fadeaway midrange jumper that everyone in the arena and watching at home knew would be going in.

Before breaking the record, LeBron revealed that Jordan is the reason he learned that fadeaway in the first place, wanting to emulate his idol even if it looks a little different.

Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? It’s the best way to watch player interviews, exclusive coverage from events, participate in live shows, and more!

You May Also Like

Lakers Rumors: L.A. More Reluctant To Part With Draft Picks Than In Previous Years

After the Los Angeles Lakers went on a signing spree the day free agency began, their offseason activity came to a screeching halt…

Lakers Injury News: Kendrick Nunn To Be Re-Evaluated In 2-3 Weeks After Suffering Bone Bruise In Right Knee

The Los Angeles Lakers are only one game into the season and have already had some tough injury luck with key players…

CP3 could be the Answer for the Lakers

The Lakers front office will be scurrying to build another championship team…

Lakers News: Malik Monk Believes He Became More ‘Mature’ During 2021-22 Season

Malik Monk set himself up for a rich payday after the 2021-22 season he had for the Los Angeles Lakers…