LOS ANGELES — Politicians, actors and professional athletes have joined in on congratulating Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James for surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA all-time scoring record.
President Joe Biden tweeted a video on Wednesday, saying James has "elevated the game."
.@KingJames, congratulations.— President Biden (@POTUS) February 8, 2023
You broke a hallowed record and elevated the game forever. Keep it going and keep the faith. pic.twitter.com/PwRdF050Qp
LA Mayor Karen Bass tweeted a video of City Hall lit up in purple and gold in honor of James' record-breaking feat with the Lakers.
Tonight, we lit City Hall in honor of @KingJames and @kaj33.— Karen Bass (@KarenBassLA) February 8, 2023
Los Angeles is a city of GREATNESS. pic.twitter.com/VubBJ4ReSM
Earlier on Wednesday, actor Dwayne Johnson tweeted a video of James sinking the record-breaking field goal Tuesday night.
Legendary moment. Congratulations brother! 38390 👑 @KingJames pic.twitter.com/AjuwzGwBQN— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 8, 2023
Through a tweet by the LA Dodgers' account, star Mookie Betts also congratulated James in a video.
King James.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 8, 2023
Congratulations @KingJames on becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer! #ScoringKing pic.twitter.com/7NBgN0BVxU
And late Tuesday night, former Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal tweeted his support for James.
Congratulations @KingJames job well done. My boy @IamBlackway had this waiting for you pic.twitter.com/y8ju7fFHeM— SHAQ (@SHAQ) February 8, 2023