Lebron James thanked his “starting his five,” his family, in a pregame ceremony that the Los Angeles Lakers held this past Thursday, to celebrate James becoming the “NBA All-Time Leading Scorer.”
The ceremony was held two days after the record breaking achievement. Yet, it was still “surreal” to the 38-year-old legend as he addressed Lakers fans with his “starting five, (his mother, wife, and three kids),” center court right along with him.
“I wouldn’t be able to do the things that I do on a day-to-day basis, I wouldn’t be able to come on this court and showcase my talent to you guys every single night if I didn’t have the support and I didn’t have the commitment from my family that’s allowed me to do the things that I do,” James said to the masses present.
He continued, “Being a kid from Akron, Ohio and when I was three years old on December 25, 1988, my mother bought me a Little Tikes hoop, and there’s actually a photo floating around of that Christmas gift. That moment, I fell in love with basketball. I was about to turn four-years old on December 30 of that year, but from that moment on I knew that that orange sphere was something that I always wanted to be a part of my journey. From that moment on, I knew that orange sphere was something that I always wanted to be a part of my journey. Who would have known? Someone said on social media that that was the biggest investment in the history of mankind, a $20 Little Tikes hoop could turn what it’s turned into today.”
An emotional James shared additional words of gratitude to his wife, Savannah and his boys, Bronny and Bryce.
“Savannah … she’s the real MVP, if you want to be completely honest. She’s the all-time leading scorer, if you want to be completely honest. My boys would say they are the all-time leading scorers, but I don’t think Savannah will allow that tonight.”
James said, “…That’s my starting five right there…My family is everything to me.”
James became the “NBA All-Time Leading Scorer” after surpassing retired Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38-year 38,387 career points record.
So, do Bronny and Bryce got next? Well, when their father asked them will they try to beat his points record…there was a simple reply of “two and three.”
LeBron James asks his sons Bronny James & Bryce James if they will try to beat his points record pic.twitter.com/qBtlcdR3iQ
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