After Kobe Bryant showed up to watch LeBron James and the Lakers earlier this season, James reflected on the two players’ careers.
“Two guys that came straight out of high school, a lot of pressure put on both of us at such a young age. … Just use that every single day on trying to be the best in the world. And inspire kids all over the world. We share a lot similarities,” James said.
One of those similarities is in scoring. Bryant and James currently rank No. 3 and No. 4 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, and in the coming days, James will complete what has been a 17-year journey to close the scoring gap between the two players.