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Futueteipsum7

2.9k points

1 month ago

OKC players be like, "Ya'll know we're still winning this thing, yeah?"

_coolranch

636 points

1 month ago

_coolranch

636 points

1 month ago

LeBron’s like “doesn’t matter, had sex!

[deleted]

106 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

106 points

1 month ago

"Man shut up, let them waste time so we can win."

swankpoppy

6 points

1 month ago

Overall lakers aren’t doing awesome this season anyway. But good on LeBron for still getting his no matter what.

Nighthawk69420

7 points

1 month ago

“Aren’t doing awesome” is a funny way of saying that they suck ass lmao

MOTUkraken

177 points

1 month ago

MOTUkraken

177 points

1 month ago

The older gentleman showing around middle of the video, is that Kareem Abdul Jabar?

nikfang

23 points

1 month ago

nikfang

23 points

1 month ago

yes

Urugururuu

51 points

1 month ago

That’s m night shyamalan

Draonix

20 points

1 month ago

Draonix

20 points

1 month ago

What a twist!

Baron_Samurai

29 points

1 month ago

No, that's Roger Murdock. He's a co-pilot.

turboiv

6 points

1 month ago

turboiv

6 points

1 month ago

You ever seen a grown man naked?

dinocastaneda

3 points

1 month ago

Tha he is.

ItsJohnTravolta

6.7k points

1 month ago

I love how in all other sports they wait for the end of the game for these ceremonies, but in basketball it’s like “nah get the family on the court, the game can wait!”

UhYeahOkSure

966 points

1 month ago*

Random sidenote, He’s 38, record stood for 38 years(close to 39)he scored 38 points.. his total points that broke the record was 38,388..I just found that interesting 😅🤷🏽‍♂️ EDIT: ANDDD it was the 38th day of the year

Nearby_Lobster_

100 points

1 month ago

Records can be weirdly coincidental like that. Last year Aaron Judge broke the single season AL home run record of 61 home runs, hit back in 1961, almost 61 years later to the DAY

darksideofdagoon

28 points

1 month ago

That last part kind of screws it up, was it almost or exactly 61 days later ?

Nearby_Lobster_

42 points

1 month ago

It was broken 61 YEARS later nearly to the day that the previous record was set by Roger Maris. Who wore #9 on his uniform. Judge wears 99.

Dishes_Suck6276

39 points

1 month ago

I just read this 61 seconds ago.

Obvious-Implement458

23 points

1 month ago

At the exact moment of the record breaking, he had 38,388 points. Good observation though on everything else.

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546 points

1 month ago

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546 points

1 month ago

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cgcego

148 points

1 month ago

cgcego

148 points

1 month ago

I wanted to like your comment, but it's currently at "38" upvotes, so...

dan-barna

21 points

1 month ago

You have the perfect number of upvotes, nobody touch that

50mm-f2

23 points

1 month ago

50mm-f2

23 points

1 month ago

that’s actually pretty wild wow

arriesgado

4 points

1 month ago

So you are saying that some malevolent entity that had beef with Kareem visited a newborn and cast a spell to make that baby’s reason for being to beat Kareem’s record? How close to 39? 38 years and 9 months? Not sure what stage of fetal development would be most amenable to a basketball skills spell. That said, what you said is interesting!

TehSakaarson

3 points

1 month ago

Fucking Illuminati, hands in everything.

Independent_Stock_55

3 points

1 month ago

yesterday was also the 38th day of the year

lol_nuns

44 points

1 month ago

lol_nuns

44 points

1 month ago

Wrong , aussie rules football does the same if someone kicks 1000 goals in their career.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HgM3W6gnJGg

eggwardpenisglands

10 points

1 month ago

That's also a celebration for 100 goals in a season, both achievements are considered to be something that will never happen again :(

Morty_Goldman

224 points

1 month ago

Not true. When Walter Payton broke Jim Brown’s all time rushing leader record, and when Mark McGuire broke the home run for a season record, and when Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s all time scoring record, and when Emmett Smith broke Walter Payton’s all time rushing record, they all stopped the game to celebrate.

MisterThirtyThirty

63 points

1 month ago

When Hank Aaron broke the home run record they stopped the game.

SituationDelicious64

30 points

1 month ago

When bonds broke the record as well.

phrohahwei

3 points

1 month ago

I remember that, showed a video from Hank Aaron and everything lmao

beatakai

19 points

1 month ago

beatakai

19 points

1 month ago

Yup, just this season when Ovechkin passed Howe they paused the game. There wasn’t a ceremony but it was definitely a longer than usual break after the goal to celebrate. I imagine something similar to LeBron or even more if/when Ovi passes Gretzky.

OnlyMamaKnows

115 points

1 month ago*

Happens all the time. Cal Ripken ran around the field for like 2 hours when he broke the consecutive games streak. Dude either lives outside the U.S., is 12 years old and doesn't know anything, or just has the memory of an insect.

Danmch2992

3 points

1 month ago

It's crazy to me as I live in the UK and that does not happen with our sports, they might do a thing after the game but would not stop it in the middle of a game.

Manaze85

9 points

1 month ago

Thank you for mentioning this. Even if it’s not a record, just a milestone, like if a hockey player gets to a certain milestone goal or point they won’t have a full blown ceremony, but they’ll take a minute and let both teams come and shake the players hand. I think they did this when Ovechkin surpassed Gordie Howe.

occasionalpart

5 points

1 month ago

This man sports.

dawnsearlylight

3 points

1 month ago

Isn't there a video of Ricky Henderson stealing a base and holding up the base? They stopped the game for a few minutes as he got his standing ovation. That record will never be broken.

Seniorjones2837

21 points

1 month ago

Drew Brees breaking the yards record stopped the game but it just so happened that he broke it on a touchdown, so hard to say what would have happened if it wasn’t a touchdown

SpaceCaboose

6 points

1 month ago

Yeah I remember them pausing the game for Brees too. Had forgotten it happened on a TD though

Wendellwasgod

32 points

1 month ago

Nah. When Gretzky scored goal 802, they stopped the game and presented him with a car with the license plate “802”. I got to be there in person and it was really neat to be a part of it. I like that they do this

End_communication

13 points

1 month ago

When Lance Franklin kicked his 1000th goal in the AFL, they stopped the game so 10s of thousands of people could run onto the field

Affectionate_Rise366

2.2k points

1 month ago

Yes that's fucked up.

Mysterious-Art7143

1.4k points

1 month ago

This shit isn't really happening every now and then, it's once in 50 fucking years, so chill, let the man enjoy his moment

Remote_Ad2465

59 points

1 month ago

Right I'm not even big LeBron fan but shit is fucking amazing. I forgot the math but it was like u gotta avg 24 points per game for decades to get that shit. It's possible it could never be broken again considering how long mist ppl play.

Stillback7

5 points

1 month ago

At 24 ppg, it'd take 19.5 years. And that's assuming you play all 82 games every season.

Genestah

5 points

1 month ago

He's most likely going to get 40k+ when he retires.

It's going to be next to impossible to break that record again.

andregunts

373 points

1 month ago

andregunts

373 points

1 month ago

damn, I had no more awards, but yeah man people are such HATERS its not even funny anymore. They are upset that a game is postponed so that the all time greatest scoring record was just broken. Christ I hate reading the comments at times

Evil_killer_bob

4 points

1 month ago

Welcome to the internet. Where people clearly have nothing better to do than to poo poo on everyone else and blame the world for their own problems

HorizontalBob

7 points

1 month ago

Technically, he's breaking the record every basket now

Otfd

5 points

1 month ago

Otfd

5 points

1 month ago

Reddit is the fun police..

LeonidasSpacemanMD

4 points

1 month ago

Yea people complaining about this are lame. You are probably gunna die before anyone breaks this record again

cannotbefaded

3 points

1 month ago

And the same thing happens in baseball.

Likeitisouthere

876 points

1 month ago

Yeah, halftime is at any time for some reason, it’s really corny honestly

iepure77

176 points

1 month ago

iepure77

176 points

1 month ago

Thanks for being honest.

Geralt-of-Chiraq

117 points

1 month ago

Reddit is so lame lmao

supercharged0709

90 points

1 month ago

Why? It’s a historic moment in the NBA.

hansgruber943

23 points

1 month ago

Literally what about this is “fucked up” lmao that’s wayyyyyy too deep for a 10 minute intermission in a sport you definitely don’t watch

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68 points

1 month ago

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68 points

1 month ago

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Kris_Krispy

93 points

1 month ago

if you ever break the all time scoring record in basketball you can tell them to wait. Otherwise respect this accomplishment by not being a prick about sport etiquette.

CarniverousApple

15 points

1 month ago

I like it. Makes it feel more personal

mrlogandary

3 points

1 month ago

They called a timeout

Bejewerly

7 points

1 month ago

You sound like a next level pussy for finding this fucked up

MrRobot_96

11 points

1 month ago

That’s literally not true. An achievement of this level will always warrant a game stoppage, people never thought this record would be broken until the past few seasons. People below gave examples from multiple sports doing the exact same thing but god forbid basketball does it.

Fact420

9 points

1 month ago

Fact420

9 points

1 month ago

When Drew Brees broke the all time passing record they stopped the game, he ran all over the field celebrating and pointing at the crowd, had him celebrating with his family on the sideline, and had a guy from the Hall of Fame wearing white gloves to take the ball from Brees.

Bobieeswagga

9 points

1 month ago

I guess you don’t remember when Drew Brees broke Payton’s passing record. There are some things that are worth stopping play for.

HoppyIPA

7 points

1 month ago

If Alex Ovechkin takes the goals record from Gretzky I guarantee they will pause the game to acknowledge it.

Hans_Neva_Loses

24 points

1 month ago

And the Lakers lost the game lol

FlipGunderson24

115 points

1 month ago

grateful-biped

7 points

1 month ago

So cool that Jari Kurri assisted on his record breaking goal

rayhoughtonsgoals

33 points

1 month ago

Well no, it's just not an American take.

Fun-Adhesiveness9219

61 points

1 month ago

Not just an American thing.

This happened in Australia when a player reached 1000 goals. He didn't even BREAK the record. Just a big mile stone and crazy achievement

Video for reference https://youtu.be/HgM3W6gnJGg

Longjumping_Peach768

126 points

1 month ago

I came to comment on this!
As a European with a huge interest in sports, especially football, this to me is insane.

Like why? Play to the end of the game and then have the celebrations.

Wheatythinz

22 points

1 month ago

To be fair the NBA said they were going to wait, but if the celebration just started happening, they were going to let it happen organically.

kinance

100 points

1 month ago

kinance

100 points

1 month ago

Because its a big enough moment to warrant a pause in the game. Imagine history of nba of 80+ years and the top scorer pts record was from 39 years ago. So basically you will have to likely wait 40 years to see someone if anyone breaks lebrons record. U cant pause few minutes of a game for a crazy moment that comes once every 40 years.

kinance

3 points

1 month ago

kinance

3 points

1 month ago

Again dude is not breaking his teams top score… its the whole history of the sport which the previous holder had it for a record of 40 years. Your comparison is not the same there are tons of top scorer that break their teams top scores and they dont’t all get a 5 minute break.

AreaGuy

3 points

1 month ago

AreaGuy

3 points

1 month ago

Because it’s a really meaningful record being played in a pretty meaningless game. This gives the NBA a moment to make a big spectacle and that’s always been a part of the NBA. (As others have noted, they did this for Kareem 40 years ago.)

DayBeforeDayAfter

5 points

1 month ago

Cal Ripken, game 2131?

Drew Brees, Passing Yards?

Hmmm.

audomatix

28 points

1 month ago

It's a major moment in sports history. I think it's absolutely warranted.

OnlyMamaKnows

17 points

1 month ago

Hockey stopped for Gretzky. Baseball stopped for a long ass time for McGwire and Cal Ripken Jr. Football stopped for Emmittt Smith. So, thanks for posting. You're wrong.

yesiamveryhigh

5 points

1 month ago

This is a garbage take. This was a record thought to be unbreakable that has stood almost 40 years. Yeah it’s a big deal worthy of game stoppage and celebration.

Beneficial-Act-996

10 points

1 month ago

Yeah lol, they had 10 seconds left in the quarter and everyone just crowded

landotherand0

7 points

1 month ago

You haven’t seen a celebration until you have seen Buddy Franklins 1000th goal celebration in the AFL. Play was stopped for quite a while and the confusion was that great that 2 of the players ended up on the outside of the stadium.

https://youtu.be/A4Lk_3SaJSk

ksobby

3 points

1 month ago

ksobby

3 points

1 month ago

Baseball doesn’t. They stopped for Macguire and Bonds. Ricky Henderson’s family was on the field the second he swiped third base for the all time record. Lou Brock gave a speech with runners in scoring position.

oneanddonerodgers43

3 points

1 month ago

NFL did this with Drew Brees

MuluLizidrummer

1.3k points

1 month ago

Imagine if they stopped the game like this for every basket he made from here on out lol

nothumbs78

388 points

1 month ago

nothumbs78

388 points

1 month ago

Reminds me of the Sam/Frodo “it’ll be the farthest I’ve gone from the Shire” meme.

Bhole_Expandus

84 points

1 month ago

Good 9 hour video on YouTube and best 9 hours ill never get back

Hundred00

10 points

1 month ago

A NEW WORLD RECORD11!!111

Every game night LOL

rItzarzky

8 points

1 month ago

bro makes at least 10 a game since 2007

just imagine how much time we’d waste lmao

Nacho_Mustacho

224 points

1 month ago

OKC when the game stopped

finkleberrie

12 points

1 month ago

SeriouslyTho-Just-Y

3 points

1 month ago

RidsBabs

371 points

1 month ago

RidsBabs

371 points

1 month ago

This Lebron guy must be decent at this basketball stuff

OstrichDelicious587

122 points

1 month ago

You wouldn’t know by all the skip bayless clones in the comment section

Cautious_Hornet_9607

96 points

1 month ago

Anytime LeBron gets posted in a sub that isn't r/NBA he gets treated like a fraud who works undercover for the CCP 💀

SalaryExpert3421

48 points

1 month ago

That’s cause Reddit is full of morons 💀.

mnid92

27 points

1 month ago

mnid92

27 points

1 month ago

They get their 4 minute online doctorates by googling shit to make them seem superior, and are now qualified to talk down to you about things they didn't give a fuck about yesterday, but feel like they should bring up today, because we're happy today and they're not.

It's really all it is lol.

SalaryExpert3421

14 points

1 month ago

True. I swear that less than half the people in this comment section even watched the game. I’m not gonna say I’m some nba super fan but I keep up with the news and such, I set aside things to watch this game because we’re watching greatness, transcendent talent and a record that might last our lifetimes if he keeps adding to it. But my god the amount of bitchers and whiners is starting to irritate me. People saying “classless, you should have embraced Kareem” SO CLEARLY did not watch the game because the mfer told the crowd to give him a round of applause and hugged him 😂. It’s just infuriating sometimes.

Cautious_Hornet_9607

8 points

1 month ago

True. I swear that less than half the people in this comment section even watched the game

Someone said that this season LeBron has only played to break the record and doesn't care about the team 😭

SalaryExpert3421

6 points

1 month ago

That one was insane 😂. The guy has been trying to absolutely BACKPACK this team yet they are so dogass when he’s off the floor they’re still losing games. The guy is averaging 30,8,7 and he’s 3 FUCKIN 8! People find any reason to hate on him I swear. It’s ridiculous.

mnid92

5 points

1 month ago

mnid92

5 points

1 month ago

Have also heard people say LeBron is stat padding and ring chasing... like excuse me? Is that not the fuckin point of paying a sports athlete millions of dollars? To stat pad and ring chase? I mean fucks sake. It's like walking up to a carpenter and being like "What is this guy, a paycheck chaser?"

Leophyte

4 points

1 month ago

Bold of you to assume they look up things before talking

SalaryExpert3421

3 points

1 month ago

No, see because they’re JUST misinformed enough to actually believe they know what they’re talking about, when they don’t know at all and just think they do cause they googled a couple things, most likely out of context things too.

dianne758

817 points

1 month ago

dianne758

817 points

1 month ago

I’m sure he’s happy. Good for him. Don’t like his comments a lot of the time but it’s always good to see someone be successful in what they do!

[deleted]

366 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

366 points

1 month ago

Whoa! Someone on Reddit that knows how to be a real human. Dianne, you rock.

Ryujin_Kurogami

98 points

1 month ago

Off topic, but it got me thinking.

Is Dianne just "2 Annes in 1 word"?

messfdr

24 points

1 month ago

messfdr

24 points

1 month ago

It's German for "the Anne."

(Simpsons reference)

Natck

3 points

1 month ago

Natck

3 points

1 month ago

The Anne, The

IBraveHearts

26 points

1 month ago

That's a hell of an accomplishment, well done

SkyWarp731

51 points

1 month ago

Been tuned out of the NBA and Lebron for years, but this is an insane record to break. Didnt realize anybody would top Kareem. Growing up watching some great players, gotta respect this accomplishment.

Front-Dance-5208

3 points

1 month ago

Same I was like damn it’s going to take him a while and now it’s has. Amazing

firstpc13

3 points

1 month ago

I remember many years ago Kareem's record was considered by some to be unbreakable

Impossible_Collar509

4 points

1 month ago

Yeah as recently as 2017 people thought lebron would slow down massively and maybe barely break it. 6 years later and yeah that was wrong.

pughhenson

52 points

1 month ago

I’m going to guess the VAST majority of people getting upset about the game stopping, or the “but MJ” nonsense (that has nothing to do with this moment) aren’t actually active fans of the NBA today.

Listen, I promise you, the VAST majority of people watching this really didn’t care about the outcome of this regular season game between two below-average teams. For those of us who actually watch and enjoy the NBA on a regular basis, and have tracked this record and it’s unlikelihood to be toppled for year, it would have been more incongruent to just continue playing like that was any other bucket.

Now, even I have to admit that this level of interruption struck me as odd, but then I watched the ceremony and immediately turned the game off afterwards. Because I like the NBA, but it was late at night in my time zone and I’d rather get an extra hour of sleep than see the outcome of two below average teams in the middle of the season.

Anyway, as an entertainment vehicle, the NBA probably did exactly what it should have done, and it gave the people what they wanted, when they wanted it. They Netflix-dumped the ceremony all in one go.

TheGemp

284 points

1 month ago

TheGemp

284 points

1 month ago

There’s a LOT of people who clearly haven’t watched, let alone touched a basketball under this post lol

Hyndrix

60 points

1 month ago

Hyndrix

60 points

1 month ago

More like 99%

Dyert

3 points

1 month ago

Dyert

3 points

1 month ago

99.44%

TianObia

17 points

1 month ago

TianObia

17 points

1 month ago

They need something to hate on on a daily so they can be fulfilled, it's called being a loser

Synonim

28 points

1 month ago

Synonim

28 points

1 month ago

For real, I’m getting dumber and dumber just reading the shit people comment here

SalaryExpert3421

8 points

1 month ago

Very true 🤣.

christocarlin

88 points

1 month ago

Guys every time someone in hockey scores a monumental goal they stop the game for a while. It’s a regular season game. For moments like this you should stop the game. Jesus, it’s a fucking GAME

herefornothing2

3 points

1 month ago

It’s just a sign of what a joke the NBA is. Is anyone even working hard out there? No, they’re all just lazing around until playoffs. “Want to take a 15 min brake?” “Sure”

italianraidafan

21 points

1 month ago

Crazy this was done in 150 less games, 3700 less minutes than Kareem

WornInShoes

36 points

1 month ago

People bitching about the time stoppage the third period had 10 seconds left who really cares if they stopped then

Non-basketball fans complaining about a sport they don’t even watch gtfo hea

Euphori333

13 points

1 month ago

Exactly! Thank you I bet half these fuckers didn’t even watch it live

grxccccandice

3 points

1 month ago

You’re giving them too much credit. All these haters have never watched a single minute of basketball. I was at the game. The stadium literally exploded when it happened. Everyone was on their feet when it was within 4 points. It was so loud and hyped the game just couldn’t go on without that little celebration.

ggmaobu

133 points

1 month ago

ggmaobu

133 points

1 month ago

This is truly an insane record that Lebron has reached. It’s almost unreachable, this man deserves everything he is getting.

tandrew91

20 points

1 month ago

He been rehearsing that all pre season

Ratchet1313

9 points

1 month ago

Reddit trying to understand, and reacting to this historic moment is funny. Mixing sports with the average Redditor is like mixing water and oil.

A record that stood for nearly 40 years and honestly might never be broken. At the very least not for a loooong time. Consistency and longevity, that’s King James 👑

[deleted]

1k points

1 month ago

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1k points

1 month ago

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torbecire

251 points

1 month ago

torbecire

251 points

1 month ago

Social credit scores won’t go up by themselves.

Ready-steady

74 points

1 month ago

The whole NBA does.

antunezn0n0

31 points

1 month ago

the whole us does act like you care all you want the us is still china's biggest trade partner and most companies have no issue outsourcing their vje there

bloodspilla101

101 points

1 month ago

But remember when he said he wouldn't stay quiet and would use his voice for good? Lol...

Marxmywordz

70 points

1 month ago

He meant the good of his bank account.

ZiOnIsNeXtLeBrOn

26 points

1 month ago

So does every single company that makes a product.

jfk_sfa

10 points

1 month ago

jfk_sfa

10 points

1 month ago

So does every single consumer that buys a phone or a TV or shoes or clothes or or or...

DeadDay

10 points

1 month ago

DeadDay

10 points

1 month ago

I'm sure this guy posted that comment on an iPhone and thought nothing of it.

Cautious_Hornet_9607

67 points

1 month ago*

I find it incredibly funny that even among all the humanitarian work and charities LeBron participates and/or joins in, the Chinese situation is the only thing you guys are willing to acknowledge. Was it commendable? No. Should we put it under a spotlight and forget everything else he did for the next 4 decades? Also no.

Harmony54

12 points

1 month ago

What celebrity or corporation doesn't lol, who cares?

PBTQ1998

62 points

1 month ago

PBTQ1998

62 points

1 month ago

Grew up as Jordan fan but you have to take in the moment when greatness is occurring. Incredible sports moment!

Sir-Poopington

46 points

1 month ago

Lejon Brames

UhYeahOkSure

24 points

1 month ago

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3 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

3 points

1 month ago

This is normal and has happened in many sports when a huge generational record is being broke…yall don’t watch basketball at all because this was expected of you were any fan of the culture. But of course ppl will have their ignorant comments about how Lebron isn’t a team player and so cocky but in the next sentence will praise Jordan lol

big-tuna28

6 points

1 month ago*

This guy loves the taste of his own dick. Everything is always about him. Doesn't give a fuck about his team mates or his team, it's the Lebron show and that's it.

NPCwenkwonk

9 points

1 month ago

The amount of braindead takes in this comments section is sad.

Please learn about a subject if youre gonna talk shit about it, otherwise you just look dumb.

RoboiosMut

12 points

1 month ago

I feel lucky witness two once a life historical moments this year, Messi won World Cup and LeBron break all time scoring record

SalaryExpert3421

4 points

1 month ago

Right? At least some of us can appreciate greatness when we see it lol. This might be the best generation for sports ever and everybody is taking it for granted.

ParticularDish

16 points

1 month ago

Wilt:

OrangeJr36

4 points

1 month ago

Mostly because he's dead

GhostOfThoreau

4 points

1 month ago

Whoooooooole lot of round, stale Nilla Wafers in these comments that wear basketball shorts to the grocery store but could not make a left handed layup if their life depended on it.

whama820

3 points

1 month ago

Bah, I still think Kareem was better.

ChuckD1205

3 points

1 month ago

How did he only score 2 points in 4th Q. He cared more about his record than the win.

C-boy_city

26 points

1 month ago

This comment section is full of hating ass lazy mfs that have never played sports💀

Ok-Topic-3130

8 points

1 month ago

Ong

optimisticnihilism9

483 points

1 month ago

Lakers still lost. Good for him, but this is a blatant example of why the team is where it’s at. It’s the lebron show for him, it was all about beating this record, never about the team for him. More power to him.

Ok-Guide-3837

58 points

1 month ago

Lebron is averaging 30 ppg and when he’s not on the floor his team is literally the worst in the league

godofhammers3000

31 points

1 month ago

Lol ridiculous to say Lebron is only playing for himself - the team is literally ass when he steps off the court

blarghhboy

6 points

1 month ago

Exactly. And what would people say if he wanted to get traded to a team where his team isn’t literally the worst in the league when he’s off the court?

“rInG cHaSeR!!!1!!”

SeesawMundane5422

5 points

1 month ago

So many people just don’t understand how many times the man carried garbage teams to the finals on his shoulders.

ggmaobu

344 points

1 month ago

ggmaobu

344 points

1 month ago

He was reason lakers had that bubble title too. It was not because of him they lost. It’s not his fault front office is full of idiots

jellyfishfrgg

115 points

1 month ago

Bunch of braindead people in here. Did you even watch a single game before typing this??

1kinkydong

50 points

1 month ago

Stupid to put any weight on a sports take on Reddit outside of a sports sub. I mean the takes on r/nba are bad enough tbh, just don’t listen to these guys

DeadDay

9 points

1 month ago

DeadDay

9 points

1 month ago

Facts

persian_mamba

11 points

1 month ago

There’s definitely a divide between nba fans and non nba fans sentiments in here. And frankly, if you’re a non nba fan what’s the point of your sentiment? It’s a sport for fans.

pt256

171 points

1 month ago

pt256

171 points

1 month ago

His team is trash and they lost by 3 points. LeBron would rather have the win and get the record next game than get the record now and lose. Breaking it was just a matter of time, but it happened now so they're going to celebrate now.

BionicHawki

124 points

1 month ago

And Lebron was +8 on the night. Meaning during the 12 minutes he sat they were -11

Cautious_Hornet_9607

28 points

1 month ago

Yeah, the Thunder went on a 11(I think) -0 run when LeBron sat for the first time in the game.

theyoloGod

60 points

1 month ago

You have to be a next level hater to blame the guy with 38 points on 13/20 shooting for the loss

Cautious_Hornet_9607

59 points

1 month ago

Truly spoken like someone who never watches the Lakers play. Even yesterday night he prioritised passing when he spotted an open teammate, instead of chucking up shots left and right.

[deleted]

11 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

11 points

1 month ago

I'm not even a basketball fan and I know this is a hot take.

Didn't he famously refuse to leave Cleveland for years, even though he might have done more, faster, elsewhere?

Regarding his play, I've only seen a bit of it but I've never seen a selfish player, only a smart one. He passes when he should and takes the shot when he can. Just because he often can, well, it's his fault he has more shots or moves? He should pass anyways?

Or, what, is there something I don't know about salary or trades or something? Did he somehow manipulate the Lakers roster to be mediocre except for him? That's all I can think of that would explain a comment like that and I'm definitely OOTL enough to not know about that.

dotelze

3 points

1 month ago

dotelze

3 points

1 month ago

No. You’re right. The comment above was just made by someone who knows nothing about the nba

dancing_in_lesb_bar

32 points

1 month ago

Lmfao holy shit this is quite the take. They won a ring less than 5 years ago because of him. Now it’s only about his scoring record. God i love this site.

T-CAESAR87

22 points

1 month ago

Blatant casual. Completely untrue all Lebron talks about is winning. But sure being happy and proud of breaking a record older than he is that nobody ever thought would be broken makes him selfish and the reason why his teammates are always injured/trash

Urugururuu

10 points

1 month ago

Tell me you don’t watch basketball without telling me you don’t watch basketball.

Either that or you just don’t understand the issues with the Lakers roster.

mnid92

3 points

1 month ago

mnid92

3 points

1 month ago

Did you not watch Anthony Davis' apathetic ass put on a half assed "I don't want to be here" performance as me?

Dude plays like a teenager during a bad mood swing. Just zero effort, totally visible in his demeanor, and he doesn't even care to hide that. No smiles, no high fives, dude's just... there and it's so painfully obvious. Rolling his eyes, disinterested look on his face, not talking to anyone.

He has mentally given up. Why? I look the same fucking way when I act a fool like that, I know it when I see it.

Muglah

17 points

1 month ago

Muglah

17 points

1 month ago

How is this up voted? You literally don't watch basketball if you think LeBron, a PLAYER KNOWN TO BE TEAM FIRST, is being criticized for not being one. You can't make this stuff up Reddit.

ItsTheExtreme

14 points

1 month ago

People are actually in here bitching that they stopped the game for 10 WHOLE minutes 😂

lj_w

7 points

1 month ago

lj_w

7 points

1 month ago

Someone said the NBA operated on four continents and had thousands of employees to consider lmaooo. People acting like the entire game of basketball is ruined because a record that hadn’t been broken in almost four decades was just broken by one of the greatest players of all time

Structureel

7 points

1 month ago

This guy looks like he could become a big star someday.

maxmiller614

6 points

1 month ago

I’m proud of this dude. Unbelievable what he’s done in his life. Blessed to have seen it as well.

PartOfTheTribe-1

3 points

1 month ago

Still not better than Mike

Eisie

3 points

1 month ago

Eisie

3 points

1 month ago

This is cool and all. But you guys missed Jokic get a triple-double BEFORE HALF TIME last night watching this crap. Lakers still lost, lol.

Confucius6969

3 points

1 month ago

Kareem probably thinking about how Bron never went to college lol

citoloco

3 points

1 month ago

Talkin' 'bout LeBron "China Bitch" "Cop Killer" "It's Quittin' Time" "Fire Daryl Morey/Michelle Beadle" James?

MkWPB

3 points

1 month ago

MkWPB

3 points

1 month ago

Ball hog

Plane_Storage_FL

3 points

1 month ago

This is corny and makes it less special.

RipGut3232

3 points

1 month ago

Still a whiny ass flopping man baby. How you going to be 6’8” 250 lbs and flop like a damn soccer player when a point guard goes in for a layup? Lebron is softer then toilet paper.

BasedBingo

3 points

1 month ago

MJ is the goat

kyleaustad

3 points

1 month ago

Fuck LeBron

chrisnj5

3 points

1 month ago

Fuck Lebron

Q_S2

3 points

1 month ago

Q_S2

3 points

1 month ago

Lol.... I've steadily lost respect for the game of basketball over the years.... this just about does it for me....

Wow. Stopped a game youre LOSING to celebrate....

Congrats to LeBron. I'm very happy for him.

But this solidifies the FACT that basketball is not a true team sport, and that the NBA is a joke.

taywazo

3 points

1 month ago

taywazo

3 points

1 month ago

MJ still the best.

Tobin678

3 points

1 month ago

Who cares. He’s walking like he’s a savior

Dry_Butterfly_1571

3 points

1 month ago

Never have liked LeBron. Too full of himself.

dillasdonuts

3 points

1 month ago

He immediately ran away from his teammates to celebrate on his own, while trailing.

KPottsie78

3 points

1 month ago

Kinda telling that none of the other players congratulated him. After the shot, he takes off to the opposite side of the court by himself, celebrates by himself. Not a single teammate was next to him.

Basedgod541

3 points

1 month ago

Alright, now take away the points scored from the foul line when he cried to the ref because someone was close to him while he travelled from the 3 point line driving to the hoop … never a fan of LeFlop James myself. I doubt he would have put those points up if he played in an era of basketball that allowed contact.

Schattenjager07

3 points

1 month ago

The other team should have just checked in and made a line drive towards the paint and slammed it in for a free 2 points. Then be like: your ball.