Lakers to Put LeBron James on Minutes Restriction

Lakers to Put LeBron James on Minutes Restriction

Lakers to Put LeBron James on Minutes Restriction

The four-time NBA MVP surpassed Jordan for career points as he tallied 31 for the Los Angeles Lakers in their loss to the Denver Nuggets.

This achievement was particularly special to James, who grew up in OH idolizing Jordan. The internet buzz after that game was about LeBron James sitting at the end of the Lakers' bench with three empty seats between himself and the nearest Lakers teammate during an embarrassing blowout loss.

LeBron is unlikely to have the same success Abdul-Jabbar did in Los Angeles, where he won five of his six National Basketball Association titles with the Lakers, and he will need to go some way to catch the league's all-time leading point scorer, who amassed his mammoth total over 20 seasons as a professional. Both gestures were taken as a sign that not was all well within the Lakers' dressing room, which has reportedly been beset by internal fractures since the franchise looked ready to trade half of its roster to land Anthony Davis in February. James' achieving another personal milestone coincided with the Lakers going on a 9-0 run to cut their deficit to 13 points.

"It was very emotional", James said.

The group managed to get the Lakers back into the game and cut it to one possession early in the fourth quarter.

Jordan averaged 30.1 points in 1,072 games with Chicago and Washington.

Of course, MJ himself had to issue a congratulations to LeBron after his historic night in Los Angeles, even though you know deep down he wanted to point out that it took him far less games to reach the 32,292 point total.

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