LeBron James, Lakers meet Bill Clinton after game in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — Former President Invoice Clinton sat courtside Thursday evening and watched the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113.

After the sport, Lakers gamers and coaches, together with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Frank Vogel and Jason Kidd, walked around the courtroom to mention hi to Clinton, who’s a basketball fan and recognized to wait Nets video games.

James, who recorded his 91st profession triple-double with 27 issues, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, stated he has met Clinton in the past however does now not have any courting with him. And, whilst well-known as James is, he is nonetheless in awe of a few other people.

“Between him and Barack (Obama), my presidents, guys that I’ve simply admired, when Invoice was once in place of work and clearly when Barack in place of work,” James stated. “So that you could have a private courting with Barack and with the ability to cross as much as Invoice and he is aware of me, it’s simply surreal.

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“I do know you all get in poor health and bored with listening to in regards to the child from Akron, you don’t have any concept the place I come from and the chances that had been stacked up towards me, to have moments the place I will be able to shake the President of the USA’ hand and be on a first-name foundation, it’s loopy.”

With his 27 points, James is now 18 from passing Lakers great Kobe Bryant for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and is likely to do it Saturday against the 76ers in Bryant’s hometown of Philadelphia.

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