Rapper Jay Z  and former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe were in attendance for the Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder game at the Crypto.com Arena on Tuesday.


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Jay-Z was courtside at Madison Square Garden in 2003 for LeBron’s first road game at the location. And the same happened Tuesday for LeBron’s possible passing of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

James entered the Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder needing just 36 points to break the NBA’s all-time scoring record of 38,387 points held by Abdul-Jabbar.

“He deserves it,’’ Mike Ballard, who was wearing a Lakers jersey with No. 33, the number Abdul-Jabbar wore, told USA Today. “You can’t take anything away from him because he’s only been here five years.”

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James entered the arena in an all-black suit with a gold and black pin that read “Stay present.”

For Tuesday’s game other than Jay-Z and Shannon Sharpe, the other attendees were tennis great John McEnroe, LL Cool J; Floyd Mayweather; Bad Bunny; Phil Knight, Jeanie Buss, Dwyane Wade, NBA commissioner Adam Silver.