NBA fans all over the world had their eyes firmly set on LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, as the four-time champion finally secured the top-scoring title.
By sinking his 38,3888th point, James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had held the honor of being the league’s top scorer for decades now.
Abdul-Jabbar was on hand to officially hand the title over to James, while family, friends, and major celebrities sat courtside cheering.
But there were many important NBA figures who were watching in awe from different parts of the country.
On Tuesday night, the accolades came pouring in from the men who regularly attempt to stop James from scoring.
Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns, one of James’ closest friends, sent out his love via tweet.
38388 and counting… congratulations @KingJames!!
— Chris Paul (@CP3) February 8, 2023
Larry Nance Jr. also applauded his achievement and called him the GOAT (via emoji).
First name greatest, last name ever..
330’s very own – Congratulations @KingJames
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) February 8, 2023
Dejounte Murray, one of the most celebrated stars in the NBA right now, also called James the GOAT.
LeBron James Is The GREATEST OF ALL TIME!!! 🐐 Debate OVER!!!!! 🏀
— Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) February 8, 2023
He went so far as to say that the debate about James being the greatest is officially “OVER!!!!!”
Jaylen Brown, typically known for his cool composure and quiet demeanor, seemed to be all smiles about James.
The greatest !! congrats to @KingJames
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) February 8, 2023
And two-time MVP Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets had nothing but praise for James, saying that he’s been “in the prime for 20 years.”
Nikola Jokic on LeBron James: “The guy didn’t have a prime, he’s in the prime for 20 years.”
Called him a true idol and someone to admire. Said he could never imagine playing as long as LeBron has.
— Mike Singer (@msinger) February 8, 2023
Throughout the majority of the years, all of these stars have their targets set on James and are attempting to limit his output on the court.
But they all came together on Tuesday to celebrate their friend, peer, and idol.NEXT: LeBron James Officially Became King Of The NBA On Tuesday