LeBron breaks Jordan's double-digit points streak record

Lawrence Cooper
April 2, 2018

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James broke Michael Jordan's National Basketball Association record by scoring at least 10 points in his 867th straight regular-season game, a streak he could make almost untouchable by the end of his brilliant career.

The historic bucket to accomplish the feat was scored in the sixth minute of the first quarter in the Cavaliers' game against the New Orleans Pelicans. "The body of work, how I'm doing it, what's been happening with our team all year long, how we've got so many injuries & things of that nature, guys in & out, to be able to still keep this thing afloat, I definitely would vote me". "So for me to continue to be an inspiration to the youth and be able to do what I do on the floor, it means a lot for me in that sense".

James was given a standing ovation when he was presented the game ball during a short stoppage in play at a sold-out Quicken Loans Arena after scoring at least 10 points in 867 career games in a row.

The last time he failed to score at least 10 points was on Jan 5, 2007, when he had eight points in 43 minutes on three-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. And, among active players, James Harden is second behind James (257) and DeMarcus Cousins is third (162), according to ESPN Stats & Information. "I wasn't thinking about it".

LeBron told reporters during shootaround on Friday that eclipsing Jordan's mark would be "incredible", though he acknowledged the specificity of the record.

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"I would vote for me", James said.

An avid sports fan, James said all of those streaks are meaningful. It's the way he plays. Even as his career gets older, moves to the 4 and bangs with the big boys, he'll still be fine, he'll still be faster than majority, he'll still shoot it better than majority. He can do it 'til he's exhausted of it.

James matched Jordan's 17-year-old mark Wednesday night 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.

"Oh man, that's a tough one", said Drew, filling in while Cleveland coach while Tyronn Lue is on medical leave. "He certainly, he's more than just a special player".

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