The major story came from LeBron James, who passed Micheal Jordan by moving into fourth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
Sitting courtside with his family including his son, 2 Chainz was ecstatic to watch the magic happen but it's what he did afterward that's got people talking. The left groin ailment cost James 17 games and the Lakers' season.
For a kid during LeBron James' childhood, there was no one bigger in the sport than Michael Jordan (maybe there still isn't).
James, the top scorer among active players, made his points in 1,190 games compared to 1,072 for Jordan.
Addressing James' climb to 32,311 career points, ex-Cleveland Cavaliers running mates Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson playfully sounded off from the visitors' locker room at Barclays Center, prodding the King over his accomplishment.
Five of the top six scorers in National Basketball Association history played for the Lakers, who signed James as a free agent last summer.
Michael Jordan probably has respect and a certain level of admiration for LeBron, but at the end of the day, these two don't even play together and yet they still have to constantly compete because of the media.
Although James' numbers remain strong, his first year on the West Coast is shaping up as one of his worst in terms of team success. Since the injury, the Lakers have posted a record of 10-21.
James has played in the last eight consecutive NBA Finals, and he hasn't missed the playoffs since 2004-05, his second NBA season.