LeBron James Could Reach 500th Straight Double Digit Game Tonight
Only four players have done it in NBA history, and tonight LeBron James will likely become the fifth. Yes, LeBron could join the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (who did it twice), Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, and Moses Malone as a player who has played 500 straight games in which they scored 10 points or more.
LeBron however seemed pretty unaware of the milestone until the media alerted him.
"That's pretty cool since you brought it up. I had no idea," James told the Associated Press. "Hopefully you didn't jinx me. ... It is pretty cool, man, when you put it that way. It lets me know that I've been healthy and I've been able to go out on the court and do what I need to do every night and try to help the team win."
The last time James scored less than 10 points was way back in 2007 in a Cavaliers game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He managed just eight. Ever since he's scored double digits, including every single game he's played in a Miami Heat jersey.
The AP points out that it's been something of an easy streak to keep alive. In 161 of those games he scored 10 points or more in the first quarter. He's only scored less than 15 points in a game 15 times throughout the streak.
Of course, he still has a while to go to reach Jordan limits. He scored 10 points or more in 866 straight games.
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