“Love that guy” LeBron James reacts to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s incredible compliment after breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record

NBA – where the competition is fierce and the friction is frigid – this camaraderie and mutual admiration between LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo is sure to melt your hearts.

When James and Antetokounmpo met in the Salt Lake City before the All-Star Weekend, the Milwaukee Bucks star heaped praises on the Legend for his numerous achievements – particularly on his recent milestone of surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s all time scoring list.

Ever so beautiful, LeBron James reciprocated the gesture in a heartwarming display via his Instagram stories. James acknowledged the two-time MVP’s compliments with heartfelt gratitude, stating, “I love that guy, man! And his entire family”

In case you missed, here’s the video that captured Giannis Antetokounmpo expressing his admiration for the legend when they crossed paths in Salt Lake City.

“Been so great for so long, man”, Giannis told LeBron. “I mean, I’ve been your biggest fan. You set the blueprint for everyone”, he added.

Following this incredibly heartwarming moment, LeBron James posted on his Instagram stories to acknowledge Antetokounmpo’s compliments.

With his countless achievements up the trophy cabinet, LeBron James is beyond doubt one of the greatest of the game. His most recent milestone of surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on NBA’s all time scoring list is yet another laurel on his already gilded crown.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, on the other hand, had been named NBA’s Most Valuable Player, for back-to-back seasons in 2018-19 and 2019-20. Moreover, he was also recognized as the league’s best Defensive Player of the Year in the latter season.

It is indeed heartwarming to watch such high profile masters of their trade foster this amount of mutual admiration and respect for one another.

LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s moment in Salt Lake City is truly a testatement to their sportsmanship and camaraderie off the court. With players like them leading the charge, it is no wonder that the NBA enjoys such an amazing spectatorship across the globe.

Maheen Zaib

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