LeBron James: Rajon Rondo hits out at critics after Lakers ace surpasses Michael Jordan | Other | Sport

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On Wednesday night, moved into fourth place in the NBA’s career scoring list.

James reached the milestone by scoring 31 points in the Lakers’ 99-115 defeat to the Denver Nuggets, a loss which has further dented their playoff hopes.

The former Cleveland Cavaliers ace has now outscored NBA legend Michael Jordan and has 32,293 points to his name.

James’ overtaking of Jordan in the point-scoring list has reignited the fierce debate over who is the greatest of all time, with many believing the title belongs to the latter.

Rondo was annoyed the debate overshadowed James’ momentous achievement and voiced his anger in a lengthy Instagram post.

“Let me help y’all out,” Rondo wrote. “Since everyone wants to over analyse, gaslight, and over interpret situations, let me help Y’all with your due diligence.

“The real story that everyone should be talking about right now is how my teammate, Lebron James, accomplished a huge milestone in last night’s game.”

Rondo, like many others, believes James’ latest feat is a testament to the hard work he’s put in throughout his career.

He added: “What he has accomplished in this game shows where hard work, dedication, and perseverance can take you.

“It shows little kids that don’t come from privilege that success is attainable. It shows that no one can tell you how great you can be.

“Y’all are so busy analysing what happened in the last 48 seconds of the game that Y’all missed the opportunity to highlight, congratulate, and praise LeBron wholeheartedly on his accomplishment.

“Most of Y’all have made a career out of discussing Lebron James, and Y’all can’t pay the man some respect.

“Since Y’all missed it, let me do it publicly.

“Congratulations Lebron on EVERYTHING.

“You deserve all the success and happiness that God and the Universe has to offer. Congratulations My Brother. Keep being great!”

James and his Lakers team-mates will be back in action on Saturday night, welcoming the Boston Celtics to the Staples Center



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