LeBron James’ first season with the Los Angeles Lakers hasn’t gone as expected, as the team is currently several games out of the playoffs, with ESPN’s computers giving the franchise a 0.1 percent chance of reaching the postseason.
It’s about to be a historical night for James, though, as the Lakers are taking on the Denver Nuggets on ESPN.
LeBron needs 13 points in tonight’s game to pass Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list.
The Lakers’ star, who grew up idolizing the Chicago Bulls legend, is excited.
“Can’t even front. This is going to be UNREAL!! Wow man,” he tweeted.
Can’t even front. This is going to be UNREAL!! Wow man
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 7, 2019
James met Michael Jordan for the first time when he was 16. He said it was like meeting God.
When LeBron James met Michael Jordan for the first time when he was 16, he said it was like meeting God.
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) March 7, 2019
Tonight, LeBron should pass his idol on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. That’s pretty cool.
The Lakers and the Nuggets are set to tip off at 10:30 p.m. E.T.
The game will be on ESPN.