LeBron James made history on Tuesday by becoming the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. The veteran eclipsed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s mark of 38,387 points.
Fans are now noticing a comical detail on his record-setting shot. Reserve center Thomas Brown was seen calling for the ball in the paint.
That detail has many online reacting.
James entered his matchup versus the Thunder just 35 points behind Abdul-Jabbar in the scoring standings, and he’d pass the Lakers legend in the third quarter of a 133-130 loss.
In all, he totaled 38 points, allowing those in attendance a chance to witness history. Those fans certainly earned it after paying ridiculous ticket prices for admission.
LeBron was a man on a mission Tuesday, as James took a game-high 18 shots over the first three quarters. With that scoring mark in his sights, he wasn’t passing up his opportunities to put the ball in the hoop.
That included his record-setter late in the third quarter of action. Fans are now laughing at that fact after noticing a teammate calling for the ball on the historic make.
Center Thomas Bryant can be seen asking for the ball in the post. In his defense, the big man did have great position, but there’s absolutely no way LeBron was going to dish it down low.
The internet reaction was fantastic.
Respect Thomas Bryant calling for the ball with a deep seal in the key. Records are made to be broken. Fundamentals are forever. https://t.co/BlSCNDHUf3
— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) February 8, 2023
Thomas Bryant thinking there was any chance LeBron was passing this is making me laugh pic.twitter.com/xzpz7jPVPu
— Marty Mush (@martymush) February 8, 2023
Legendary Photo…the only thing that jumps out to me is Thomas Bryant posting up thinking he gon’ get this basketball 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/0GDFOPZip1
— LeVelle Moton (@LeVelleMoton) February 8, 2023
One fan hilariously compared the image to a Space Jam scene, saying, “Thomas Bryant calling for the ball here on LeBron James’s record-breaking shot attempt is like the real-life version of in Space Jam when Jordan is dunking it from half court and Bill Murray shouts, ‘I’m open.’ I respect him so much for this.”
Another person said, “Thomas Bryant really though he was getting the ball.”
The photo will forever go down in history thanks to LeBron James’s making the shot. And Thomas Bryant will always be there calling for the ball.