The Miami Heat’s victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night was important for a few different reasons. Not only were the Heat finally able to climb above .500 for the season (now sitting at 3-2), but also LeBron James set ANOTHER historic record while being on the court.
James became just the fifth player to score in double digits for 500 consecutive games. Let me repeat… 500 games! Not only is that a testament to how healthy and conditioned James is physically, but also to be able to contribute that consistently offensively is a marvel in and of its self.
“When I see a stat like that, I’m like ‘Wow,’ because I know the history of the game, I know the guys who paved the way for myself and my teammates,” James said. “To be in such a great class like that, it’s an amazing feeling.”
The class that James has elevated himself into is extremely rarified air. Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Karl Malone are the four other players to achieve this amazing record, and that isn’t a bad group players to be surrounded by in terms of achievement.
James ended his night with thirty-five points, eight rebounds, and eight assists. This has been the best outing we have seen from James since the start of the regular season. At times he has looked lethargic, lacking the speed and aggression we are all so used to seeing from the four time MVP. This was the first game where James looked like he wanted to dominate from start to finish. This new record James has set is a reminder to us all of exactly how successful he can be at dominating any game he chooses.
Jared Doyle is a Miami Heat writer for RantSports.com.
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