CHARLOTTE – LeBron James joined Michael Jordan in the record books on Wednesday as perhaps the most consistent scorer in NBA history while playing against Jordan's side.
James tied Jordans record record of 866 games in a row with 10 points or more in the first half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the Charlotte Hornets, hit the mark of a lane-oop by JR Smith with 6:10 in the game stay second quarter.
He held the score from there, reaching 35 points at the end of the third quarter, the 20th time in his career, he scored 30 or more points against the Hornets, Jordan in a separate record for the most 30-point Games tied by a Hornets opponent. 19659004] LeBron James scored 1
James & # 39; Streak dates back to January 5, 2007, when he scored eight points on 3-by-13 shooting in a Cavs victory over the Milwaukee Bucks , his last scored game in which he has not scored at least 10 points. Jordan's series lasted from March 22, 1986, when he scored eight points for the Chicago Bulls in a loss to the Cavs until December 27, 2001, when he scored six points as a 38-year-old for the Washington Wizards in a game against the Indiana Pacers.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is third in the perpetual double-digit streak list (787 games). Among the active players, James Harden is behind James (257) and DeMarcus Cousins is third (ESPN Stats & Information) (162).
James came home in Game No. 7 on the all-time scoring list with 30,814 points on Wednesday, taking 1,479 points to overtake Jordan at No. 3 (32,292).
However, James has already overtaken Jordan as the league's all-time leading playoff scorer last spring.
LeBron James overtook Michael Jordan as NBA record scorer of the playoffs with a 35-point show against the Celtics on Thursday night. The victory of the Cavs is also the third title in the Eastern Conference.
"I'm wearing the number because of Mike," James said about number 23 of his uniform, putting the playoff rating. "I think I fell in love with Mike because of what he could accomplish, watching Michael Jordan is almost like being a god, so I did not think I could be Mike."
James scored 10.3 or more points in 99.3 percent of his career games, the highest percentage in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
"Well, I'm telling you, LeBron is healthy and keeps going healthy," Cav's acting teacher Larry Drew said when asked about James' imminent defeat before the game. "This is a phenomenal achievement, and there will be more records he will break if he continues at this rate, if he stays healthy and continues to produce the numbers he produces." 19659002] Drew also advocated James' case to win a fifth MVP title this season, which would connect him with Jordan for the second-most of all times (Abdul-Jabbar won six times).
"You can say what you are I want about LeBron, whether it's positive or negative, but what he did is simple, it's amazing," said Drew. "At his age, that he can play any game, that he is able to hold and play with the consistency he has played with, one game after the other speaks volumes, and for me he deserves this MVP . " he was just phenomenal in every game. At his age, he has only been consistent every time he has stepped on the ground. And for me that speaks volumes. "