LeBron James congratulates Saints’ Michael Thomas on breaking NFL’s reception record
While the New Orleans Saints were able to defeat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Michael Thomas made history. Before the game ended, LeBron James took to Twitter to congratulate Thomas for breaking the NFL’s receptions record.
Congrats @Cantguardmike!!!! Single season reception record. Breaking the record on an incredible route he ran! Nasty! You literally can’t guard him! Fitting for his twitter handle. 🤣🤣🤣. 🙏🏾💪🏾👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 22, 2019
The play that James is speaking about came late in the fourth quarter for the Saints. Thomas was able to run an incredible route as James alluded to and create some space from him and his defender.
Drew Brees then delivered the pass to Thomas and the All-Pro wide receiver almost turned it into a touchdown. Nevertheless, he was able to surpass Marvin Harrison’s longstanding record of receptions in a single season.
Harrison set the single-season record in 2002 when he was able to corral 143 receptions for the Indianapolis Colts. Of course, Harrison was able to make it into the NFL’s Hall of Fame in 2016.
James is known to be an avid Ohio State fan since he is a native of Ohio. Therefore, it was evident that the current Los Angeles Lakers star was going to express his excitement for Thomas—an Ohio State product—for breaking the record.
After Sunday’s game, Thomas has combined for 145 receptions, 1,688 yards, and nine touchdowns in 2019. The fourth-year wide receiver is beginning to cement his name in the record books early in his football career.
No matter who has thrown him the ball this year, Thomas has found ways to create big-time plays for New Orleans. It’s hard to envision anyone in the NFL eclipsing Thomas’ record anytime soon. That is unless he decides he wants to reset the record once again in 2020.
LeBron James will be watching.