What a shame.
LeBron James is on the verge of breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA all-time scoring record, assuming he can stay healthy for a bit, but the Los Angeles Lakers star made things known on Tuesday that it will not be a passing of the torch between friends. Following the Lakers’ 105-75 loss to the Sacramento Kings to open their preseason, James was asked about the possibility of breaking Abdul-Jabbar’s record this season and if he had a relationship with the Lakers icon.
James’ response was frank: ‘Nah. No thoughts. And no relationship.”
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James had some more to say about Abdul-Jabbar just a week ago at Lakers media day, where he acknowledged some disagreements with the legend.
“To sit here and to know that I’m on the verge of breaking probably the most sought-after record in the NBA, something that people say will probably never be done, I think it’s just super like humbling, for myself,” LeBron said. “I think it’s super cool.
“And you know, obviously Kareem has had his differences, with some of my views and some of the things that I do. But listen, at the end of the day, to be able to be right in the same breath as a guy to wear the same [Lakers] uniform, a guy that was a staple of this franchise along with Magic and Big Game [James Worthy] over there for so many years, especially in the 80s, and a guy that does a lot off the floor as well. I think it’s just super duper dope for myself to be even in that conversation.”
You can’t blame LeBron for not wanting to be friends with KAJ, especially because he seems to enjoy calling him out in public rather than speaking to him directly about any issues he has.
But who knows, maybe there’s more behind this apparent non friendship.
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