LeBron James has once again made history in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers star finally surpassed Kobe Bryant for the third spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, and the rest of the association celebrated with him such a big milestone.
LBJ broke Kobe’s record on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Needing just 18 points to move past the Black Mamba’s 33,643 points entering the game. It wasn’t until the third quarter of the game when James made history.
LeBron James gets to the bucket to move up to 3rd on the all-time scoring list! pic.twitter.com/almofNRKrg
— NBA (@NBA) January 26, 2020
As expected, former and current NBA players quickly reacted to the impressive feat, with most of them taking to Twitter to congratulate The King.
Congrats my brother.. keep inspiring @KingJames 🗣🗣
— Tristan Thompson (@RealTristan13) January 26, 2020
Well let me be the First to Congratulate LeBron James on this amazing accomplishment!!! Passing up the Great Kobe “Mamba” Bryant in Career points is unreal and remarkable!!! Congrats @KingJames
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) January 26, 2020
— Rip Hamilton (@ripcityhamilton) January 26, 2020
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) January 26, 2020
Bron going to pass Kareem that’s going to be dope if it happens
— C.J. Watson (@Quietstorm_32) January 26, 2020
Congratulations to @KingJames! One Laker great passing another Laker great for number 3 on the all-time scoring list!!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 26, 2020
Even Kobe himself congratulated the King, showing his respect to the Lakers’ new leader.
Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020
Nobody knows what LeBron is going to do from this point to the end of his career. Only time will tell how high on this list will end up and what other records he set or broke during his tenure in the NBA.