The Stars Were Out To See LeBron James Make History in Philly
For the last decade or so, there has been a strong debate amongst NBA fans and basketball lovers alike — who is the greatest basketball player of all time? LeBron James or Michael Jordan?
Many times that debate is left unsettled as people have a strong belief either way and refuse to budge on their opinion, and many times it is just a generational difference. The younger generation loves LeBron James and the older generation loves Michael Jordan.
Well, for now, I’ll leave that debate untouched, but both of them have now made history right here in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center.
MJ actually played the last game of his basketball career right here in Philadelphia against the Sixers back on April 16, 2003.
Fast forward to over 20 years later, and LeBron James made a little bit of history in our building as well.
Last night, LeBron James became the all-time leader in minutes played during an NBA career.
That is a huge feat, so congratulations to LeBron, but let it be known, that the history did not stop there — although, the rest of the history made was not to the benefit of the superstar.
The Sixers won by a score of 138-94, which was good for a 44-point margin of victory. That is both the largest win the Sixers have ever had over the Los Angeles Lakers and the largest loss in LeBron James’ career.
In all those minutes played, he never suffered a loss this drastic! Way to go Sixers!
Maybe, it had to do with the amazing pregame meal the team prepared for the staff!
But probably more so to do with the players on the court.
Joel Embiid checked in with a triple-double, scoring 30 points and contributing 11 rebounds and assists a piece. Plus, Tyrese Maxey netted 31 points of his own.
It was definitely a night to remember!
I’m sure all of the Philadelphia Eagles players in attendance will remember it, for sure!
Jalen Hurts, Darius Slay, Dallas Goedert, Patrick Johnson, Boston Scott, and D’Andre Swift were all in the building to catch LeBron James coming to town.
Oh, and former Eagles legend, Jeremiah Trotter, was the pregame bell ringer!
Plus, I can’t forget one of the most entertaining wide receivers of the early 2000s was also in attendance, Chad Ochocinco.
All in all, it was a great night.