LeBron James was left speechless during a press conference when a reporter pointed out that he is older than Will Hardy, the head coach of the Utah Jazz. In a light-hearted moment, LeBron expressed surprise and humor at the revelation, acknowledging the cleverness of the observation.
LeBron, who turns 39 next month, responded to the revelation, saying, “Oh my goodness. I’m not even mad. That’s a good one, you got me on that one. That’s crazy.” Meanwhile, Will Hardy is set to turn 36 in January, making LeBron the oldest active player in the league.
Despite the age revelation, LeBron continued to showcase his skills on the court during a game against the Jazz. He contributed 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 131-99 victory over the Jazz. The game also marked a significant milestone for LeBron as he surpassed 39,000 career points, becoming the first player in NBA history to achieve this feat.
Beyond his on-court achievements, LeBron’s impact is set to be commemorated in a museum dedicated to him, scheduled to open in Akron this month. The museum will feature a multimedia experience showcasing LeBron’s journey, including re-creations of his childhood home, items from his early life, and memorabilia from his championship runs with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers. The museum, located at House Three Thirty, is part of LeBron’s commitment to giving back to his hometown.