Visit these Black-owned businesses in cities where Lebron James scored major points

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  • Published on February 8, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
  • In Culture

Visit Black owned locations in cities where Lebron James scored some of his most memorable points.

LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in the Los Angeles Lakers’ game against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, surpassing the record that basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had held for 39 years.

Lebron has scored against every team in the NBA on his way to a record of 38,388 points and counting. No matter the city, fans have witnessed the four-time MVP get buckets. Check out some of the cities below where James achieved milestones. Also, take a look at featured Black owned businesses in each location.

First points – Sacramento

It was here where 18-year-old Lebron scored his first ever basket. He lived up to all the hype and scored an impressive 25 points that night. If you happen to be in Sacramento stop byNaija Boy Tacos. This unique taco shop owned by a first-generation Nigerian chef brings together Mexican and West African flavors.

Most points versus one team – Milwaukee

Lebron has scored 1,751 points against the Bucks while averaging over 28 points per game. This is also the city where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then known as Lew Alcindor started his career. Looking for something to do in town, check out MKE Black, an app that highlights and promotes Black businesses, events and organizations.

Highest scoring game – Charlotte

Lebron played the team owned by Michael Jordan in 2014. He proceeded to score 61 against the Charlotte Bobcats. “Once he sniffed 60, we knew he was going for it,” stated his then teammate Shane Battier. The only thing that could potentially cool down a hot shooting night could be some ice cream from Super Icy Brothers. Home to adult alcohol infused scoops, this Black owned shop serves premium sweet Italian ice. Their flavors are creating vibes in the Charlotte area.

Becomes all time Cavs leading scorer – Cleveland

On March 21, 2008, Lebron became the Cleveland Cavaliers all time leading scorer. He scored 29 points in front of the hometown fans in the Quicken Loan Arena. A really fun spot to stop by and reach out to is Future Gen Comics. This talented group of artists can take an idea you have for a character and transform it into a poster, comic book and more. Order in advance or check them out in person.

Scores 52 against my beloved NY Knicks – New York City

This felt personal but it often does when stars visit Madison Square Garden. Lebron did not disappoint the New York City faithful, scoring 52 points and almost landing a triple double. Lebron stated about that game in 2009, “I don’t go out there for the numbers, I just play my game.” After perhaps a long day of walking through New York, make way to Heal Haus. This Brooklyn based wellness space is home to a cafe, meditation classes, yoga lesson and healing practices from reiki to hypnotherapy.

Each of these cities have something to offer besides basketball milestones. Go on your own Lebron James scoring tour and visit some of these Black owned locations.


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