Last night LeBron James passed Michael Jordan on becoming fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Many people congratulated James on this accomplishment, some of which included former and current basketball players, rappers and multiple celebrities.
One of the people to congratulate the Lakers star was Jordan himself, who also made it clear that it took him less time than LeBron to make this accomplishment. “I want to congratulate LeBron on achieving another great milestone during his amazing career,” he said.
Hornets owner Michael Jordan issues brief statement on LeBron James passing him on the NBA’s all-time scoring list: “I want to congratulate LeBron on achieving another great milestone during his amazing career.”
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 7, 2019
Following the game, he was asked about how he felt reaching this milestone.
“For a kid from Akron, Ohio, that needed inspiration and needed some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me. I watched him from afar, wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like MJ. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like MJ and it’s just crazy, to be honest. It’s beyond crazy.” LeBron said.
“You guys have no idea what MJ did for me and my friends growing up. … I thank MJ more than he would ever know.”
—@KingJames after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list pic.twitter.com/qBhXihINpi
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 7, 2019