Watch the hilarious moment LeBron James is told he is OLDER than the Utah Jazz head coach… moments after he starred in Lakers win over his team

  • The 39-year-old James is four years older than Will Hard, head coach of the Jazz 
  • James scored his 39,000th point of his 20-year career against Utah, Tuesday 
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LeBron James expressed his astonishment at being older than Utah Jazz head coach Will Hardy, just moments after he scored his 39,000th point in the Lakers’ home win on Tuesday night. 

Asked if it felt ‘weird’ to be older than the 35-year-old head coach, the 39-year-old James said at first: ‘I’m older than who?’

‘The Utah head coach,’ the Spectrum SportsNet reporter replied. 

Shocked by what he had just been told, James needed a second to come up with a response of his own.

‘Wow…pffff…oh my goodness,’ he said before rubbing his head with his left hand. ‘It don’t even matter.

Utah Jazz head coach, Will Hardy, is four years younger than L.A. Lakers star LeBron James, 39

‘That’s a good one. You got me [on that one], that’s crazy.’

‘I usually can’t get you like that,’ the reporter then joked. 

In full disbelief, James repeats how ‘crazy’ it is that he is, indeed, older than someone who is leading an NBA team, before erupting in laughter. 

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer had 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting in the Laker’s 131-99 win over the Jazz on Tuesday night. He almost had a double-double in 24 minutes of action, but was an assist short of doing so. 

James looks down the court during a first half break in the Lakers' 131-99 win over the Jazz

James looks down the court during a first half break in the Lakers’ 131-99 win over the Jazz

James also collected seven rebounds against Utah. 

The Lakers are aiming to preserve some of their No. 23’s minutes for the postseason, should they make it, as James has been averaging 33.6 minutes for L.A., so far, this year – just 4.4 minutes short of of his career average (38.0).

He’s showing no signs of slowing down, either, as he’s been averaging 25.7 points per game this season, just 1.5 points short of his 20-year career average.

The Lakers next face the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night in a mouthwatering clash at home. They will then take on LeBron’s old team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, on Saturday night.