When LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time scoring leader on Saturday night, the basketball world erupted in celebration. But the love for the Los Angeles Lakers superstar didn’t just come from fans in the arena or those watching on TV.
A-list celebrities, including Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Kim Kardashian, took to social media to praise James’ accomplishment.
“This is a moment that will go down in history forever,” Drake wrote on Instagram. “Congratulations King James.”
Rihanna, who has been a long-time fan of the four-time NBA MVP, posted a photo of James on her Instagram story, writing, “Congrats to the GOAT on a legendary career!”
Justin Bieber also shared his admiration for James, writing on Instagram, “Congrats to the King @kingjames on becoming the all-time leading scorer in the NBA. You are a true inspiration and one of the greatest players of all time.”
Kim Kardashian, who is married to Kanye West, a friend of James, wrote on Twitter, “Congrats @KingJames on becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer! We are all so proud of you!”
The outpouring of support for James was not just limited to celebrities. Current and former NBA players, including Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and Shaquille O’Neal, also took to social media to celebrate James’ record-breaking performance.
Bryant, who was James’ teammate on the Lakers, wrote on Instagram, “Congrats to the king @kingjames on becoming the all-time leading scorer in the NBA. You are a true inspiration and one of the greatest players of all time.”
Wade, who was James’ teammate on the Miami Heat, wrote on Twitter, “Congrats to my brother @KingJames on becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. You are an inspiration and a true leader on and off the court.”
Shaq, who was James’ teammate on the Cleveland Cavaliers, wrote on Instagram, “Congrats to @kingjames on becoming the all-time leading scorer in the NBA. You are a living legend and an inspiration to us all.”
The outpouring of love for James was overwhelming, and it’s clear that the basketball superstar has earned the respect and admiration of his peers and fans alike. As James continues to add to his legacy, it’s safe to say that he will continue to be celebrated by A-list celebrities and professional athletes alike.
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