Saturday night was a historic day of sorts as Lebron James King of the NBA become the third scorer all-time in Lakers history, surpassing his idol Kobe Bryant. James a high schooler when Bryant got drafted into the NBA in 2003, remembers the advice that Bryant gave him that remains with him to this day, and that advice was to be great at the game of basketball you have to put in the work and James has done precisely that!
Going into his 16th season, Lebron has most definitely put in the work to be where he is at today, love him or hate him; he exemplifies what it means to give everything you have to the game of basketball.
Spending the first seven years of his career with his hometown Cavaliers James played a game in and game out and gave it his all, but was unable to bring them a championship.
After the 2010 season, Cleveland decided to do a sign and trade deal with the Miami Heat as did Toronto when both Lebron James and Chris Bosh agreed to go and play with their buddy Dwayne Wade in Miami.
The trio went on to win back to back championships in 2012-2013. Another big moment for Lebron was when he got a chance to play alongside his idol Kobe Bryant in the 2008 summer Olympics, where the Redeem team ended up winning Gold.
Lebron is in some pretty big company with the likes of Michael Jordan, Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar and his idol Kobe Bryant; surely for him to become the all-time Laker scorer, he will have to continue to put in the work, not just that.
Still, I feel he will also have to bring a championship to the city of Los Angeles to be in the same conversation as the greats.