The 38-year-old is looking to make history with the purple and gold, and it seems like he’s on the verge of breaking a new record every time he sets foot on the floor.
That’s not a surprise, considering how long he’s been in the league.
However, it never ceases to amaze us that he can still go for 40 points and play 38+ minutes any given night, just like he did when he was an 18-year-old kid out of Akron, Ohio.
That longevity was once again on full display during the Lakers’ MLK day clash vs. the Houston Rockets, as third-overall pick Jabari Smith Jr. reached out to The King to let him know that he had played against his father in his NBA debut.
“You played against my dad your first NBA game ever.”
Jabari Smith Jr. just made LeBron feel really old 😂 pic.twitter.com/LbCDpORQub
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 17, 2023
Smith’s dad was taken in the second round of the 2000 NBA Draft and had a brief stint in the league with the Sacramento Kings, Philadelphia 76ers, and New Jersey Nets before taking his talents overseas.
Now, his son is considered to be one of the most promising talents in the Association, and they both got to play against the same dominant forward in two different decades.
Notably, LeBron has shown no signs of slowing down whatsoever, and he reportedly intends to play at least until his elder son Bronny makes it to the league.
So, if you thought his reign was already over, you’ve got another thing coming.