LA Lakers talisman LeBron James was delighted after going past assists tally of the legendary Magic Johnson. James scored 11 assists against Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, taking his tally to 10,144 and leapfrogging Johnson, who had 10,133 assists.
Furthermore, the Lakers won by 133-129 against the Bucks to record their ninth win of the season. Apart from scoring 11 assists, James also scored 28 points and eight rebounds in his team’s victory
“It means a lot, obviously,” James said as quoted by AP. “The way Magic approached the game, it was very infectious. His teammates loved playing with him because of the joy he played with and the ability to pass the ball and get other guys involved. He was always excited about seeing his teammates be great. I always admired that in him. What’s even more humbling and super duper cool is the fact that I’m doing it in a Laker uniform and knowing how much Magic means to the Laker franchise.”
Meanwhile, Anthony Davis continued his good show as he top-scored with 44 points. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was present in the stands and had met Davis before the game. Davis revealed Rodgers wanted him to score at least 30 points in the game.
“I saw him before the game and he said, ‘I need 30 tonight,’” Davis said. “I just saw him and he said, ‘I only said 30, not 40.’ It’s always good for him to come out and watch the Lakers play.”
Davis’ good form is shaping up well for the Lakers as they have won seven out of their last nine matches. The Lakers would want to continue the winning impetus as they are coming up with collective efforts.
The Lakers will be up against Washington Wizards on Sunday night in Washington.