LeBron James and the inspiring message of the shoes for his NBA points record

LeBron James made (more) history in the NBA. It took 39 years for someone to break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record: LeBron did it in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 130-33 loss to the Oklahoma Thunder. Among the curious things was the message on the Nike LeBron 20 shoes of the new scoring king.

With 38,890 points, LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387. The legendary center who played for the Bucks and Lakers had passed Wilt Chamberlain in April 1984, and for nearly four decades he held the reigns.

Until LeBron came along.

On Tuesday night, he scored 38 points at the old Staples Center, now Crypto.com Arena. And he did it using his Nike LeBron 20 Pink, but with a special message.

What did it say on his slippers?

The message in the Nike LeBron 20 Pink by LeBron James

“The Man In The Arena,” “The Kid From Akron,” and “Stay Present.”

“The Man in the Arena”, “The Boy from Akron” and “Stay Present”.

It was a tribute to his career, written in black ink directly on the soles of the pink sneakers. He usually writes them in hashtags on social networks, but now he did it on his sneakers.

LeBron was accompanied by his mother Gloria, his children and his wife, and he did not miss the opportunity to review his life and career.

“I have sacrificed a lot,” said the King in a conversation with another Lakers legend, James Worthy, now a basketball commentator. “It takes a lot of dedication, a lot of things you want to do that you can’t do because you want to be the best you can be. You want to be the best.”

The boy from Akron made his NBA debut in the 2003-04 season, after being selected by the Cavaliers as the first pick, first round of the 2003 Draft. He is playing his 20th season in the best basketball in the world.

It’s an unforgettable moment in NBA history, and it’s all done in the Nike LeBron 20, which goes down as a priceless keepsake.