On Tuesday night against the Okalahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the highest scoring player in the history of the NBA.
While the Lakers are obviously struggling this season, LeBron breaking the scoring record is obviously a momentus achievement that deserves celebration. And celebration is largely what LeBron got last night, except from teammate Anthony Davis.
In a video posted to Twitter, Davis — who won an NBA title with LeBron back in 2020 — can be seen sitting down on the bench (and therefore obstructing his view) as LeBron was about to score his record-setting 38,387th point.
Um… what??? pic.twitter.com/ITehJK8rYk
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 8, 2023
“I just want to say thank you to the Laker faithful. You guys are one of a kind. To be able to be in the presence of such a legend and great as Kareem, it’s very humbling. Please give a standing ovation to The Captain, please,” LeBron said to the crowd.
“I thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of something I’ve always dreamed about.”
In the game against the Thunder (which the Lakers lost by 3), LeBron posted 38 points, seven rebounds, and three assists.
As the NBA approaches the All-Star break (the weekend of Sunday, February 19), LeBron, Davis, and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers currently find themselves 13th in the Western Conference with a 25-30 record, which would see them miss the playoffs entirely.
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