Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James finally surpassed Kobe Bryant for the third spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, and the rest of the league celebrated with him after achieving such important feat.
Former players and current NBA players show the king some love on social media.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) January 26, 2020
— Caron Butler (@realtuffjuice) January 26, 2020
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
In year 17 LeBron James has been so dominant that some players even believe he has the chance to make it to the top of the scoring list and exceed the scoring marks of Karl Malone (36,928) and and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387).
Bron going to pass Kareem that’s going to be dope if it happens
— C.J. Watson (@Quietstorm_32) January 26, 2020
Bron #3 all time in scoring. Damn. He’ll be #1 before he’s done. Respect.
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) January 26, 2020
Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis has mixed feelings about LeBron James’s achievement as he call out the king for hiding from Clippers star forward Kawhi Leonard .
Shoutout to LeBron @KingJames . That’s great you pass Kobe today, but I need you to be great against Kawhi 👀. I need you to accept the challenge for real . Clippers bust y’all ass everytime . @Lakers @NBA @NBAonTNT @ESPNNBA @YahooSportsNBA @InsideHoops @RTNBA @BR_NBA
— Glen Davis (@iambigbaby11) January 26, 2020
Former Lakers player and president Magic Johnson also took to Twitter to show his admiration for James. In fact, he even called LeBron a “Laker great.”
Kobe Bryant, himself, also reacted to The King’s historic feat and showed his respect to the 35-year-old forward.
Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏾 #33644
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020