LeBron James ties Michael Jordan's double-digit scoring mark
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 29, 2018 08:28 AM
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James goes up to dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James has tied one of Michael Jordan’s most impressive records with his 866th consecutive game with at least 10 points.
LBJ throws down the emphatic oop!— NBA (@NBA) March 29, 2018
With that dunk LeBron James has scored in double figures in 866 consecutive regular season games (since 1/6/07), tying Michael Jordan for the longest double-digit scoring streak in NBA history.#AllForOne pic.twitter.com/sKUWqGmIvu
James matched Jordan’s 17-year-old mark Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) against the Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets when he scored on a powerful alley-oop dunk on a pass from J.R. Smith in the second quarter.
The 33-year-old James began his streak on Jan. 6, 2007. He can break Jordan’s record Friday night when the Cavaliers host the New Orleans Pelicans.
James’ accomplishments are often compared to those of Jordan, who many still believe is the greatest NBA player ever.
Cavaliers associate head coach Larry Drew said before the game that it is a “phenomenal accomplishment,” but added “there will be more records down the road that he will be breaking. ... if he continues to produce the numbers that he has been producing.”
Jordan set his streak from 1986-2001.