LeBron James scored in double-digits for the 788th straight game, passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The last time LeBron James scored fewer than 10 points in a game was over 10 years ago, back on January 5, 2007, in the Cavaliers’ 95-87 victory against the Bucks. On that night, LeBron went only 3 for 13 from the floor, finishing with 8 points, five rebounds, and nine assists. HIs teammates alongside him in the starting lineup that day, were Eric Snow, Larry Hughes, Drew Gooden and Zydrunas Ilgauskas, none of whom is still in the NBA. Since then, LeBron has put up at least 10 points in every single game he has played. Which, as of 2:49 in the second quarter Tuesday night, is 788 of them. After grabbing a rebound, LeBron went the length of the floor, weaving through a quartet of Magic defenders to lay the ball in with his left hand.
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Most Consecutive Games With 10+ Points – NBA History
Michael Jordan 866
LeBron James 788
James passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tonight
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 5, 2017
Coach Tyronn Lue:
They should be able to score 10 points. I averaged 10 points for four years. They ought to be able to score 10 points. I mean, the best player in the world, he better be able to score 10 points. … I mean, 10 points? That’s one bucket a quarter and then one free throw a half. I mean, come on, man. If you can’t do that then we shouldn’t be sitting here talking. That’s it. What we talking about? Ten points?
Lue not impressed with LeBron's streak of 787 straight double-digit games. "He's the best player in the world, he should score 10 points."
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 4, 2017
On passing MJ:
Jordan’s streak started in 1986 when he scored 19 points off the bench. It was his second season in the league, and he helped his Chicago Bulls defeat the New York Knicks in a blowout game. The streak ended in late 2001 as Jordan, who played for the Washington Wizards, had only 6 points on 2-of-10 shooting. Considering how amazing LeBron James has been during his entire career, there is no doubt that he has a great shot at breaking Michael Jordan‘s record. He is only 79 games away from becoming the number one, and that is something he could achieve before the end of the next season.
Highlights from the game:
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What do you think? Will he reach Michael Jordan’s mark of 866?