LeBron James Breaks Michael Jordan’s Double-digit Scoring Record
LeBron James has broken yet another NBA record, this time surpassing Michael Jordan’s all-time NBA record of scoring at least 10 points in consecutive games after doing so for the 867th successive fixture.
James, 33, broke the record with a dunk in the first quarter of Cleveland’s 107-102 win over the New Orleans Pelicans late Friday.
The streak began on Jan. 6, 2007 when James — who had just turned 23 years old, was coming off an eight-point effort in the previous game and had not yet played in his first NBA Finals — scored 19 points for Cleveland against the New Jersey Nets.
The Cavs talisman has had at least 10 points in every game he has played since, including a career-high 61 against Charlotte on March 3, 2014
The historic bucket!
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“It means a lot for me,” the three-time NBA champion said.
“That’s a good moment, a special moment not only for myself but for my family and for so many kids that look up to me for inspiration to know that you can actually go out there and do it.”
James was honoured with a standing ovation by the 20,500-strong crowd at the Quicken Loans Arena, and was handed the game ball.
Six-time NBA champion Jordan, 55, achieved the previous record between March 1986 and December 2001.
Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is third in the record books with a streak of 787 games.
After James, the player with the next longest current streak is Houston Rocket’s James Harden (257).
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