LeBron James Commends Caitlin Clark for Shattering Basketball Record

Basketball sensation Caitlin Clark shatters records, becoming the highest scorer in NCAA history. LeBron James and President Biden celebrate her historic achievement. Nike honours Clark’s legacy with a new ad.

Basketball sensation Caitlin Clark received accolades from President Joe Biden and LeBron James following her historic achievement as the all-time leading scorer in NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball.

During a face-off against Ohio State on Sunday, the Iowa Hawkeyes player scored an impressive 35 points, securing a triumph for her team.

This accomplishment elevated her career total points to 3,685, surpassing the previous record set by Pete Maravich.

A constellation of stars, including rapper Travis Scott, graced the game with their presence.

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Entering her final regular-season game as a college senior, Clark needed 18 points to surpass Pistol Pete, the Louisiana State University star who held the record with 3,667 points from 1967 to 1970.

Remarkably, Clark achieved this feat by the end of the second quarter, drawing massive cheers from the enthusiastic crowd, particularly when she nailed two free throws.

After the game, where Clark and her teammates secured a 93-83 victory against the No. 2 Ohio State, LeBron James and President Biden took to social media to extend their congratulations to Clark.

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“CONGRATS @CaitlinClark22 on becoming the All-Time leading scorer!!” exclaimed James in a tweet. Notably, James himself made history over the weekend by becoming the first NBA player to reach 40,000 points.

President Biden expressed, “With 3,685 points and counting, you’ve made your school proud.”

Clark also broke additional records last week as the highest-scoring female college player, surpassing the achievements of Kelsey Plum and Lynette Woodard, both of whom transitioned to professional basketball in the WNBA after their college careers.

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Celebrities present at the historic NCAA game ranged from MLB Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan to actor Kevin Miles, renowned in the US as Jake from State Farm in the insurance company’s ads.

In the aftermath of her record-breaking moment, Nike launched a new ad featuring the Hawkeyes player, highlighting her numerous accolades, including conference player of the year, free-throw record, triple-double record, and women’s all-time NCAA leading scorer.

“It takes a once-in-a-generation player to break a record that’s stood for generations,” remarked Nike.

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