LeBron James is overcome with emotion after breaking NBA scoring record I The Rush
LeBron James broke the NBA’s all-time scoring record in the third quarter of the Lakers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Los Angeles. On hand for the historic feat was James’ predecessor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the two shared a nice moment to commemorate the occasion. In his first press conference after being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving gave a less than satisfactory answer to the question of why he deleted his apology for sharing antisemitic content from Instagram and Aaron Rodgers revealed his surprising next steps in the decision making process of whether or not he will play in the NFL next season. Plus, LeBron let his emotions spill out and showed the world that he’s human, just like the rest of us.
- Coming to the end of the third quarter, LeBron James, a shot at history. And then there it is. LeBron stands alone.
JARED QUAY: LeBron James enter Tuesday's game against the Thunder just 36 points shy of overtaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA's all-time leading scorer. And Kareem had a courtside seat, as the kid from Akron broke his record in the third quarter.
- LeBron James, a shot at history. And then there it is. LeBron stands alone. The NBA's all-time scoring record now belongs to LeBron James.
JARED QUAY: They stopped the entire game to celebrate for several minutes at center court. And in kind and classy move, LeBron pay respect to his predecessor whose record stood for 38 years.
LEBRON JAMES: To be able to be in the presence of such a legend and great as Kareem, it means so much to me. It's very humbling. Please give a standing ovation to the captain, please.
JARED QUAY: And just when you thought LeBron is an alien and nothing like the rest of us, he went and did this.
LEBRON JAMES: [BLEEP] man. Thank you, guys.
JARED QUAY: LeBron finished the game with 38 points for a regular season career total of 38,390 points. But the Lakers lost the game to the Thunder.
- Oh, god. Really?
JARED QUAY: Yeah. But we're all winners because we witness history. Salute to the GOAT. Now, that he's been traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Kyrie Irving appears to be cleansing himself of the Brooklyn Nets. Sam Amick of "The Athletic" noticed that Irving had deleted one of his Instagram posts in which the guard wrote an apology for sharing anti-Semitic content on social media. So when Irving showed up for his first day of work with the Mavs, he was asked about the deleted apology.
KYRIE IRVING: Yeah I delete things all the time. And it's no disrespect to anyone within the community. Just living my life.
JARED QUAY: #ideletealotofthings. If you said you were sorry, then delete it saying you were sorry, does that mean you aren't sorry anymore?
- Do you stand by the apology? Do you stand by the words in the apology?
KYRIE IRVING: I stand by who I am and why I apologized. And I did it because I care about my family. And I have Jewish members of my family.
JARED QUAY: Oh, OK. I've seen this one before.
- OK. Get ready. Black friend.
JARED QUAY: Seems like every time Kyrie opens up his mouth these days, the wrong stuff comes out. But he's not the only one. One of the biggest questions this NFL's offseason surrounds the future of Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Will he or won't he be under center next season?
AARON RODGERS: I'm still in the area of contemplation about my future. So that's why I think it's going to be important to take my isolation retreat.
JARED QUAY: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What the hell is an isolation retreat?
AARON RODGERS: It's four nights of complete darkness. It's isolation in darkness. No music, no nothing.
JARED QUAY: You're telling me that this guy is going to be alone with his thoughts in the dark for four days. That's some M. Night Shyamalan, "Last of Us" kind of vibes. And I don't like it. Hey, who turned the lights off? All right. Hold on, wait a minute. Hey, did we pay the bill?