The “Hard In Da Paint” rapper demanded answers when it came to people still hating on LeBron even after an achievement of this magnitude, which saw the four-time NBA champion surpass an almost 40-year record many thought impossible.
“What the fuck did LeBron do to y’all n-ggas?” he asked in a clip posted to social media this week. “Why LeBron can’t be great? Why n-ggas gotta say, ‘He got five years over Kareem. He got more years than Kobe Bryant.’ N-gga, he LeBron! Put some respect on his name. That’s fucking LeBron James, my boy.”
Flocka went on to make it clear where LBJ sits on his list of all-time basketball greats, saying: “Y’all n-ggas hating. That’s the G.O.A.T. The fucking G.O.A.T. [and] y’all better realize it. The G.O.A.T.!”
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It was a historic night at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday (February 7) when LeBron broke Kareem’s record for the most points scored in regular season history. James delivered a 38-point performance in a 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, bringing his career total to 38,390 points — three more than The Captain.
After breaking the scoring record with a fadeaway jumper in the third quarter, LBJ was greeted courtside by his longtime friend JAY-Z, who was one of many celebrities in attendance alongside the likes of LL COOL J, Usher, Floyd Mayweather, Denzel Washington and Shannon Sharpe.
“To see you with this type of accomplishment, it always gives a confirmation of: you can be great, no matter where you come from,” Kendrick said. “From the time you went to the league and you had the doubters and the naysayers and the people that think you wouldn’t take it this far, you proved them wrong, dawg.”
RiRi added: “I am so grateful to witness this moment in history. My favorite thing about being a LeBron James fan is just watching you prove yourself over and over again, against all odds and all doubts.
“Thank you for repping for all of us. Keep striving for greatness always, and congratulations, King James.”
After finally jettisoning Russell Westbrook in a three-way trade to bring in D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt, the 25-30 Lakers will begin their playoff push on Thursday night (February 9) with a home game against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 37 and 17.