LeBron James reacts to passing Magic Johnson on NBA's all-time assists list



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LeBron James reacts to passing Magic Johnson on NBA's all-time assists list

LeBron James says he is "honored" to be in the same conversation with Magic Johnson after passing the Los Angeles Lakers legend on the NBA's all-time assists list. On Friday night, James had 11 assists in the Lakers' 133-129 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

With just less than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, James recorded his ninth of the game after Anthony Davis knocked down a three-pointer. With that ninth assist, James recorded his 10,142nd assist and passed Johnson on the sixth place of the league's all-time assists list.

"The way Magic approached the game, it was very infectious. His teammates loved playing with him because the joy they played with literally to pass the ball and get other guys the ball. He always was excited about seeing his teammates be great, and I always kind of admired that.

I think it's even more humbling and super, duper cool that I'm doing it in a Laker uniform, and we know how much the name Magic means to the Laker franchise. It's very humbling. Very honored to just be in the same breath and the same conversation with a guy like that," James said, per ESPN.

James on the Lakers' Big Three clicking against the Bucks

On Friday night, James, Davis and Russell Westbrook all enjoyed great performances. Since trading for Westbrook in the summer of 2021, the Lakers haven't been given much by their star trio.

But on Friday night, Jams, Davis and Westbrook looked like one of the best groups in the NBA. Davis had a game-high of 44 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds. James collected 28 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists. Meanwhile, Westbrook had an all-around performance off the bench as he scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out 11 assists.

"I will say I feel like tonight is the most complementary and the best game with all three of us on the floor together that we've played on both sides of the floor. We all felt in a rhythm. We all felt we was making impactful plays throughout the whole game," James said of the Lakers' Big Three.

The Lakers have now won seven of their last nine games. After starting the season with five consecutive losses, the Lakers are looking much better and now they stand at 9-12.