A king deserves a royal court docket. Which is why on Tuesday evening (Feb. 7), a galaxy of stars congratulated basketball legend LeBron James for turning into NBA’s all-time scoring chief when he broke Kareem-Abdul Jabbar’s three decade-long report. Throughout a sport in opposition to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on the Los Angeles Lakers’ dwelling Crypto.com Area, James handed Jabbar’s profession whole of 38,387 factors after weeks of breathless anticipation of his crowning achievement and everybody from Rihanna to Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars gave him his props.
As quickly because the mud settled — and Jabbar ceremonially handed over a basketball to the brand new scoring champ in a touching mid-court ceremony after LeBron scored his thirty sixth level of the evening on a step-back jumper — a few of James’ greatest admirers took to social media to congratulate him on his epic feat.
In a compilation video from the NBA, Kendrick gave the brand new scoring sire excessive reward, saying, “From the time you went to the league whenever you had the doubters and the naysayers and people who suppose you wouldn’t take it this far you proved ’em fallacious, dawg.” Upcoming Tremendous Bowl LVII halftime performer Rihanna added, “I’m so grateful to witness this second in historical past… my favourite factor about being a LeBron James fan is simply watching you show your self over and over in opposition to all odds and all doubt. Thanks for repping for all of us. Hold striving for greatness all the time, and congratulations King James.”
Snoop Dogg modeled his Lakers jersey and stated, “it’s all the time enjoyable watching a Laker get it executed.”
Drake referred to as it a “legendary evening in NBA historical past” in a video during which he seemed to be standing on a ball court docket in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio. “To honor that I needed to come again to the place that it began… Each journey has its starting,” Drizzy stated as a inexperienced display screen collapsed behind him, revealing that he was really in a nightclub in Miami.
John Legend tweeted, “Congratulations @KingJames!!!! This man has been within the highlight and burdened with the best expectations since he was an adolescent. And he’s executed nothing however exceed these expectations and construct a historic legacy. What an unbelievable accomplishment!,” whereas Bruno Mars provided up a champagne bottle emoji.
Timberlake tossed a GOAT emoji right into a tweet during which he marveled, “on a step again too!,” whereas Wayne wrote, “Kongrats King!! Glad to say I’ve shaken your hand brudda. God bless you and the fam and the homies.”
Watch the video and take a look at a number of the different congratulatory tweets under.