— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) May 20, 2016
It’s not often you see such an honest exchange by two of the best basketball players in history and as LeBron is still writing his legacy it’s great to see the respect he gets from legends such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Here’s what James had to say about the moment:
“I was actually … jogging into the locker room like we usually do off the floor, and obviously I saw a legend outside of our locker room, and I slowed my pace up drastically just to embrace a legend being in our building, watching us play,” James said. “What he did for the game, the championship runs that he had with the ‘Showtime’ Lakers and him being the all-time leading scorer in NBA history and so on and so on and so on, it’s just respect.”
“When you see a guy like that, when you put him in a class with like Jim Brown and Muhammad Ali and Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, those guys all laying that same thing, Bill Russell. It was a pretty cool moment.”
LeBron currently sits at #4 on the all-time playoff scoring list and Jabbar holds the 2nd spot. I’m sure the two will meet again when LeBron surpasses that record.