LeBron James ties Michael Jordan's double-digit scoring mark
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Apr 02, 2018,
Apr 02, 2018, 10:59
The legendary Cleveland Cavaliers forward passed the great Michael Jordan's mark for the most consecutive double-digit scoring games in National Basketball Association history in a 107-102 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Among current players, James Harden is second to James with 257 games, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
"It will probably go in my trophy case with a lot of accomplishments in my life".
"I can't tell you how I've been able to do it", James said.
"I grew up 30 minutes south of here where the statistics were not for us so for me to continue being an inspiration to the youth and continue do what I do on the floor, it means a lot to me in that sense".
"For me any time I'm in the same breathe as the greats of this game it's just very humbling knowing where I came from", James said.
The last time James failed to score at least 10 points in a game was January 5, 2007, when he had eight points in 43 minutes on 3-for-13 shooting against the Milwaukee Bucks. Jordan's streak 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.More news: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian diplomats over ex-spy poisoning
Behind James and Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is third on the double-digit streak list (787 games). "So I didn't think I could be Mike".
"I think records are always meant to be broken", the 33-year-old James said.
An avid sports fan, James said all of those streaks are meaningful. "Even when he's like Year 20, he can just post up and drop 10 points". It's the way he plays. How great a shot he's got. That number is going to keep going. "It's going to be on him".
LeBron James already has already won league MVP four times, and might be due for a fifth after yet another unbelievable season.
"You can say what you want about LeBron, whether it be positive or whether it be a negative, but what he has done is just - it's wonderful", Drew said. "I don't know in my lifetime if I've ever seen another guy like that - that's that durable and can get it done every single night the way he's gotten it done". "That's a phenomenal feat to accomplish". "Certainly Michael was as good of a finesse player as there was".