LeBron James

Sporting a new clear mask, LeBron James had the game of a lifetime Monday evening (March 3), pouring in a career-high 61 points.

In the Miami Heat’s 124-107 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, King James went off, notching a franchise record… and leading his team to their eighth straight win. He went 22 of 33 shots from the field, including his first eight 3-point attempts.

“The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball,” James said. “I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go.”

Prior to this evening, James’s career best had been 56 points, which he record on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto. The previous Heat franchise record was held by Glen Rice, who scored 56 on April 15, 1995, against Orlando.