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During Wednesday night’s Laker game against the Denver Nuggets, LeBron surpassed Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time points list.
LeBron is now #4 on the list with 32,311 points in his career. Even though the Lakers lost 115-99, the night was a celebratory one.
“Of all the stuff I’ve done in my career, this ranks right up there at the top with winning a championship,” James said. “For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me. I watched him from afar, wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like MJ. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like MJ and it’s just crazy, to be honest. It’s beyond crazy.”
He also wore a pair of Nike LeBron 16s designed in the style of the Air Jordan III “white cement” model. He wrote “Thank you M.J. 23” on the side of one of the sneakers.
Jordan congratulated James in a brief statement Thursday that read, “I want to congratulate LeBron on achieving another great milestone during his amazing career.”
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THANK YOU M.J!! Still tripping about last night. Couldn’t have in a trillion years thought that would be possible especially knowing where I come from and what I watch him do every single night! Doesn’t make sense to me to be honest. Man it’s CRAZY!! I know you guys think I’m tripping but if you knew me and my friends growing up you’d understand. Beyond blessed and appreciative of all the congrats from family, friends, colleagues, strangers, haters(😉), etc etc!! For the ones who been on the journey from Day 1 and I mean Day 1 I thank you even more!! Love 🙏🏾‼️‼️‼️❤️. #striveforgreatness🚀 #thekidfromakron👑 #jamesgang👑 #stillmoretocome💪🏾