How LeBron James’ wife Savannah, kids, reacted to NBA record


Savannah James is there to witness it all.

LeBron James’ wife sat courtside at Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday as the 38-year-old Lakers star passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Savannah — who has been with James long before he signed his first NBA contract with the Cavaliers in 2003 — talked about his professional journey in a heartwarming video, including congratulatory messages from his entire family. were


LeBron James poses with his family after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on February 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
LeBron James with his family after becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at Crypto.com Arena on February 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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“Hello my love, I’m here to congratulate you on becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer,” Savannah said in the video. “I am so proud of you. Day in and day out I witness the hard work, sacrifice, and professionalism that you put into this game every single day.

“I know how hard you work. I know it wasn’t what you were meant to do, but you did it and you should congratulate yourself, you should celebrate yourself. You deserve all the flowers, you deserve all the respect and I just want to tell you how proud I am of you. It couldn’t be more dedicated to a better, gamer person. Congratulations, one. Again, I love you.”

The couple’s children — Brony James Jr., 18, Bryce Maximus, 15, and 8-year-old Zori Nova — were featured in the video and praised their father’s accomplishments in court.

LeBron James with his wife Savannah James after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on February 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LeBron James with his wife Savannah James after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on February 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.


LeBron James with his wife Savannah James after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on February 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LeBron James with his wife Savannah James after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on February 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.


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LeBron James' wife Savannah James congratulates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer on February 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LeBron James’ wife Savannah James congratulates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer on February 7, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.


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James’ mother, Gloria, as well as his mother-in-law, Jennifer Brunson, also shared messages of congratulations.

James moved atop the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 10.9 seconds left in the third quarter of a 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Abdul-Jabbar sat courtside as James made history.

James, who entered the game with 38,352 points, needed 36 to pass Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points — a record Abdul-Jabbar has held for more than 38 years. James finished the game with 38 points on 13-of-20 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.

“I write ‘The Man in the Arena’ on my shoe every single night from Theodore Roosevelt,” James said. “Tonight, I actually felt like I was sitting on top of the field when that shot went in, and the crowd roared. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get that feeling again, as long as we win this game. Don’t be the final shot.

“Everything just stopped. It gave me a chance to embrace it and look around and see my family, my fans, my friends. It was so cool. I can probably count on my hands in 20 years. How many times have I cried, either in joy or in defeat. So that was one of those moments when I cried a little. It was an ‘I can’t believe what’s happening’ tear.

Both past and present NBA stars praised James after the feat, including Lakers legend Magic Johnson and Warriors star Steph Curry.

Rap icon Jay-Z was also in the building to witness James’ historic moment, as was Nike founder Phil Knight. Elsewhere, music superstars such as Rihanna, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar congratulated James in a tribute video that also featured cameos from Shaquille O’Neal and Carmelo Anthony.


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