LeBron James nearing insane Michael Jordan record
What's the story?
LeBron James could soon break an impressive NBA record held by Michael Jordan. The Cleveland Cavaliers' star is now just two games away from tying Jordan's NBA record for the most consecutive games with at least 10 points
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In case you didn't know
Jordan currently leads the chart of most consecutive games (866) with at least 10 Points, followed by James (864) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (787). Jordan did so from March 25, 1986, through Dec. 26, 2001 with the Chicago Bulls and Wizards for a streak of 866 games.
Abdul-Jabbar sits third with a streak of 787 games (Dec. 4, 1977 through Dec. 2, 1987).
Heart of the matter
James has scored at least 10 points in 863 straight games, three shy of tying Michael Jordan's NBA record.
The four-time MVP is in line to tie the mark on Wednesday in Charlotte, potentially with Hornets owner himself in attendance.
James' streak began on Jan. 6, 2007 and continues to date. The last time James scored fewer than 10 points in a game was more than a decade ago, back on January 5, 2007, in the Cavaliers 95-87 victory against the Bucks.
On that night, he went only three for 13 from the floor, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, and nine assists.
Since then, James has put up at least 10 points in every single game he has played.
James and the Cavaliers on road play against the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, and Wednesday respectively.
Considering James’ current run, surpassing Jordan’s record might prove to be a cakewalk for him. He is averaging 33 points, 11 assists, and 11 rebounds in the last six games.
The debate surrounding the topic of who is the greatest basketball player of all time never goes away, though breaking of record will slightly tilt pendulum of debate’s result towards James.