Lakers star LeBron James reflects on Michael Jordan’s greatness while in Chicago
Just days after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list, LeBron James found himself playing on Jordan’s hallowed ground in Chicago against the Bulls on Tuesday night.
The Lakers were in the midst of a five-game skid that effectively ended their playoff chances, but James was not going to take the night off and instead put on a show in front of the home crowd in the United Center.
LeBron scored 36 points and added 10 rebounds and four assists as the Lakers beat the Bulls 123-107 to end their losing streak.
After the game, James pondered what it meant to play in Jordan’s former home at the United Center, per Michael Lee of The Athletic):
“I definitely recognize the greatness that Mike had in this city,” James shared. “Pretty much every time I played here, I could look up in the rafters, look at his jersey retired…I think you always have that feeling.”
Passing Jordan on the scoring list has only added fire to a debate that seems to resurface every single year.