Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James passed NBA legend Magic Johnson for sixth on the all-time assists list. It was a great accomplishment and Johnson had great words for the four-time NBA champion.
LeBron hit his milestone in the win over the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a special night for him. Johnson took to Twitter to deliver a big message for the superstar, praising his great effort and success on the basketball court. King James has 10,445 career assists and needs 190 more to make the top 5.
“Congratulations to one of the best ever to lace them up, LeBron James, for passing me to become 6th all-time on the NBA’s career assists list!! The affect you’ve had on basketball will last for generations to come!” Johnson Tweeted.
Congratulations to one of the best ever to lace them up, LeBron James, for passing me to become 6th all-time on the NBA’s career assists list!! The affect you’ve had on basketball will last for generations to come!
Johnson helped Jeanie Buss sign LeBron on the first day of his free agency. He was Director of Basketball Operations back then. According to LeBron, Johnson had a huge impact on the Lakers. Passing him on the all-time list was a big deal and LeBron didn’t even try to hide his excitement.
“It’s even more of a humbling feeling when you’re actually wearing the same uniform that a guy wore,” LeBron said following the win over the Bucks. “You know, Magic has been everything to this franchise from the moment he was drafted, and it’s an honor for me to try and carry on his legacy while I play this game.”
LeBron averages 25.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 6.6 assists per game. He shoots 33.3% from deep and 53.5% from the two-point line. He is having another great season and the Lakers are expected to make the playoffs this time. The franchise was eliminated of the playoff race last season. Hopefully, players will take a different route this season. They have to finish the 2022-23 NBA season with a win.
Los Angeles won 10 games so far in the regular season. The last few wins were more than spectacular. Let’s see what happens by the end of the year.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.