Lakers’ LeBron James reacts to Carmelo Anthony passing Tim Duncan on all-time scoring list
LeBron James is known to have a few NBA records of his own, but he doesn’t hesitate to congratulate his friends in the league when they reach certain milestones. Following a win with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, James reacted to Carmelo Anthony surpassing Tim Duncan on the all-time scoring list.
On Friday night, Anthony was able to score 18 points for the Portland Trail Blazers, aiding them in a lopsided win over the Golden State Warriors. By scoring 18 points against the Warriors, Anthony is now the 14th all-time leading scorer in NBA history with 26,499 career points.
Of course, the Lakers star is third all-time in scoring, accumulating 34,384 points in his 18 years and counting. While Anthony won’t have a chance to pass LeBron on the all-time scoring list, he could find himself closing in on the top 10 in the next season or two.
Ever since their playing days in high school, James and Anthony have formed a special bond. Both came into the NBA in 2003, with James being first-overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Anthony being taken with the No. 3 overall pick by the Denver Nuggets.
Throughout his career, Anthony has been one of the best all-around scorers in league history, regardless of where he’s played. Even though he isn’t as quick as he once was, he showed on Friday night that he can still score in a variety of ways, making three of his four three-point attempts.
Even though LeBron is still chasing certain records of his own with the Lakers, he always takes the time to appreciate the accomplishment of his friends too.