Magic Johnson applauds Lakers’ LeBron James for making NBA All-Star history with 20th selection

The NBA community is witnessing the marking down of an incredible achievement that reverberates through the corridors of basketball history, as the living legend of the Los Angeles Lakers’, LeBron James has been named to his 20th NBA All-Star team.

This remarkable achievement not only solidifies his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time but also surpasses a record previously held by another Lakers’ legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. LeBron’s feat has garnered commendable praise from yet another Lakers’ legend, Magic Johnson.

LeBron James makes NBA All-Star history with 20th selection

In NBA world where superstars come and go, there’s one legend who continues to make history. Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James has etched his name into the annals of basketball history once again by being selected for his 20th NBA All-Star Game.

The 20th consecutive All-Star appearance for the legendary Lakers forward, which commenced in his sophomore NBA season back in 2005, shows his remarkable consistency at the highest level of basketball.

LeBron has added impressive numbers to his career resume. Boasting a remarkable career with 4 NBA championships and 4 Most Valuable Player awards, King James’ latest feat further elevates his status, solidifying him as unquestionably one of the greatest players in NBA history.

After surpassing another NBA Lakers’ legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, for the most points made in NBA history, King James runs another extra mile by surpassing Kareem again on the most NBA All-Star appearances.

LeBron James’ selection is not only a reflection of his extraordinary skill and athleticism but also his ability to stay relevant and dominant in a rapidly evolving league. From his first All-Star game to his 20th, LeBron has not just participated in NBA history, he has also written it.

The All-Star Game, scheduled for the 18th of February, 2024 in Indianapolis, will see King James, as the captain for the Western conference leading a star-dotted lineup that includes Phoenix Suns’ Kevin Durant, Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, Dallas Maverick’s Luka Doncic and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

While on the Eastern Conference side, we’ll be watching Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo taking the leadership as captain, alongside with his teammate Damain Lillard, Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum and Indiana Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton.

The NBA employs a process to determine All-Star starters, involving a combination of fan, media, and player votes, with fan votes accounting for half of the decision.

This year’s All-Star game brings back the classic East vs. West format, departing from the previous years’ format where top vote-getters drafted their teams from a pool of players.

Magic Johnson, NBA fans react to LeBron James’ 20th All-Star selection

NBA fans worldwide are left in awe after LeBron’s 20th All-Star selection in a competitive league for over two decades. Tweets from across the globe have flooded the internet, expressing astonishment and showering high praise for the King.

Lakers legend Magic Johnson, a 5-time NBA Champion, was among the first to acknowledge this historic moment. Magic went on X and shared his appreciation towards the King. “Congratulations to LeBron James on the historic milestone of most All-Star selections in NBA history, with 20!”, he wrote.

This message of admiration and respect for one another brings out the best essence of sportsmanship between the two greats. In sequence to this points, a report from via Uninterrupted, discloses that Magic was one whom James would look up to when he was younger.

Is there any other record in the NBA that LeBron James has not overcome yet but you would like to watch him break in the coming days? Share with us below.

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