LeBron James has said he didn’t pay any attention to the fact that he surpassed Kobe Bryant for the most points scored in All-Star Games.
James achieved the feat during Sunday’s All-Star Game in Toronto, where he had a quiet night, scoring just 13 points. However, with Bryant only managing to drop 10 points in his final All-Star Game, it left the Lakers great on 290 career points, while James now has 291.
Instead of celebrating the achievement, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar chose to downplay it, making it clear that he has never prided himself on the amount of points he scores.
“Oh, it absolutely means nothing. It means absolutely nothing,” James told reporters. “I’m just blessed to be a part of All-Star Weekend. This being my 12th consecutive appearance, being able to start for the East, it means a lot to my family and my fans. But the scoring, that’s never meant nothing to me.”
Despite losing his record, Bryant ended his All-Star Game career on a high as the West hammered the East 196-173.