LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is now second in points scored in NBA All-Star games. King James scored 30 points at Madison Square Garden to give him a total of 278 points, and trails the record of Los Angles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who has scored a total of 280 points in his All-Star Game appearances. James, who began the day in fourth place with a total of 248 points, passed NBA Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who scored a total of 251, and Michael Jordan, who scored a total of 262 points.
James’ teammate, Kyrie Irving, talked about playing with LeBron during All-Star weekend. “It’s truly a luxury to be playing with a tremendous talent like him. He makes you better. He demands it out of you every single night. That’s what you want, playing at the highest level and kind of everybody watching you and what you do. That level right there as a basketball player is where you kind of make your mark and where you’re tested at. So everyone is coming at us every single night. You want to be one of those premier teams in the league where you’re getting everyone’s best shot.”
James spoke about getting close to the record. “Don’t get no [sic] better, man, you play in The Garden in front of these fans … to go out and represent my team and represent this league at the highest level, it means everything.”
“Anytime you’re in the conversation with a great is very humbling. It’s an honor,” James said of the legends who came before him.