Lakers Reverse Course On Signing Carmelo Anthony After Losing Streak

Lakers Reverse Course On Signing Carmelo Anthony After Losing Streak

Current and former National Basketball Association stars, celebrities and members of the media took to social media Wednesday night to congratulate LeBron James on becoming fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list, as he surpassed his idol, Michael Jordan.

The Los Angeles Lakers fell even further out of the Western Conference playoff race on Wednesday night, losing to the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center.

A tribute video played, and fans who did not have reason to cheer for LeBron James for the first 31,000 points of his career rose in a standing ovation.

James missed 18 games with a left groin injury in December and January and has played over 40 minutes in five of the Lakers' past eight games since his return. James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643). Said the jubilant James.

She was quick to point out that she was no hater of the Lakers, however - or James, for that matter.

"For a kid from Akron, Ohio that needed inspiration ..." I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like MJ and it's just insane, to be honest. Tyson Chandler (neck) and Lance Stephenson (toe) are listed as questionable.

The Lakers' surprising fourth-quarter rally happened with a lineup including rookie Moe Wagner, who scored 11 points, and Johnathan Williams, who hadn't played for the Lakers since late December. He finished with four points, shooting 28.6 percent from the field, although he added seven rebounds and 11 assists. Said the Lakers' star.

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