LeBron James: I would never in a million years dreamt this
With a shot all his own, from five or six metres, LeBron James entered NBA history with the 38,388th point. Everything was set for it.
The game stopped, Adam Silver, NBA commissioner, advanced to the centre of the court where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was already standing, happy with the day despite giving up a record that was almost 40 years old.
The emotion on James‘ face was clear for all to see as he addressed the crowd and said: “I thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of something I’ve always dreamed about. I would never in a million years dreamt this to be even better than what it is tonight.”
Silver released a statement later to congratulate the star on what he had achieved. The statement read: “Congratulations to LeBron on breaking one of the most hallowed records in all of sport…it’s a towering achievement that speaks to his sustained excellence over 20 seasons in the league.”
James made sure to thank all that needed to be thanked after his incredible night.
“To the NBA, to Adam Silver, to the late, great David Stern, I thank you guys so much for allowing me to be a part of something I’ve always dreamed about,” he said.
“Everybody that’s been a part of this run with me these last 20+ years, I just wanna say thank you so much because I wouldn’t be me without y’all”.
James was then asked whether he is the best NBA player of all time or not, something he refused to comment too strongly about.
“I’ll let everybody else decide who that is or just talk about it, but it’s great barbershop talk. Me personally, I’m going to take myself against anybody who’s ever played this game,” James said.
“But everyone’s gonna have their favourite, decide who their favourite is. And even some of the league’s best players have already made their mind up on it.”