Longtime LeBron James critic Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to be on hand for scoring record
By Bridget Reilly,
The passing of the torch reportedly will be witnessed next week between two of the NBA’s finest who are not the finest of friends.
Per Reuters, former Los Angeles Laker and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be in attendance at Crypto.com Arena when LeBron James is likely to surpass the six-time NBA champ and 19-time All-Star to become the NBA’s all-time scoring leader.
The pair have had their disagreements in the past , leading to a testy relationship. Abdul-Jabbar has commented on James’ celebrations, calling them “stupid and childish” and has accused him of not using the platform that he has enough for social causes.
“Some of the things he’s done and said are really beneath him, as far as I can see,” Abdul-Jabbar said to ESPN.com in April 2022. “Some of the great things that he’s done, he’s standing on both sides of the fence almost, you know? It makes it hard for me to accept that when he’s committed himself to a different take on everything. It’s hard to figure out where he’s standing. You’ve got to check him out every time.”
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