Many fellow sports greats also celebrated the major milestone, with Charles Barkley noting “this is one of the greatest accomplishments in sports history” and Magic Johnson telling LeBron, “You’ve changed the game of basketball.” Kevin Durant also shared “it’s been an inspiration since day one,” and Shaquille O’Neal said, “Congratulations, Bron Bron.” Carmelo Anthony, Anthony DavisSan Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and Stephen Curry sent messages in the video too.
“Congrats @KingJames,” Curry added tweeted. “…legendary stuff right there. #38388.”
LeBron’s mom, Gloria James, also looked back at LeBron’s journey. “Since you were young, all the goals you’ve set, you’ve accomplished,” she said in the video, “on and off the court.”
And his kids Bronny18; Bryce, 15; and Zhuri8—who he shares with his wife Savannah James—expressed their excitement, too.
“Congratulations, daddy for being the all-time scorer in the NBA,” his youngest said in another video before blowing him a kiss. “Oh, and I love you.”
Many celebrities also cheered on LeBron on social media. “Unbelievable!!!” Adele wrote on Instagram Stories, “@kingjames.” Added Dwyane Wade with footage from the history-making moment, “We’re all WITNESSES.”