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Heyden Kudelko – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Tuesday many witnessed basketball history, whether it be from the couch or Arena in Los Angeles, as Los Angeles Laker Lebron James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Mustangs watched and reacted to James’ record-setting career.  

Sophomore Dominick Kerman said, “… it is an incredible feat, and solidifies him as the greatest player of all time.” With celebrities, family, and friends in attendance, Lebron put on a show against Oklahoma City Thunder.

James needed 36 points to pass Abdul-Jabbar as the scoring leader and finished the game with 38. He added seven rebounds, three assists, and another three steals to aid the Lakers. Although the Lakers lost, fans were satisfied to witness history.

James, who entered the league in 2003 at 19, is now 38 and playing in his twentieth season. Many students are glad to know they are witnessing history and that James’ feats are anything from pedestrian.

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Senior Ryan Hanson talked about what it meant to grow up alongside the generational play of James. “Watching Lebron growing up and seeing list of all his career accomplishments grow has been something.”

He added that, “… I think his play gets taken granted in the league today.”

The age-old debate between Michael Jordan and James ramps up James continues to collect more all-time stats.

LRHS sophomore junior varsity (JV) shooting guard Thomas Huggins said,” I think it’s awesome that LeBron broke the scoring record and it’s really impressive, but he is definitely not better than MJ (Jordan).” he also added “… MJ has six (championship) rings and always gave his best performance in crucial moments.”