LeBron James surpassed the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Tuesday (April 4), when he reached his 788th straight game with double-digit scoring.
James finished with 18 points in the Cavaliers’ 122-102 win over the Orlando Magic, moving him past the Lakers legend (787) for the second-longest streak in league history. Only Michael Jordan had a longer streak with 866.
The last time LeBron didn’t score at least 10 points was way back on Jan. 5, 2007, when he recorded just eight points against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Despite the accomplishment, James has a ways to go to pass either Kareem or Jordan on the all-time scoring list. He currently has 28,692 points, while Abdul-Jabbar tops the list (38,387) and Jordan is fourth (32,292).
Hilariously, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue wasn’t impressed by James’ career accomplishment. “They should be able to score 10 points,” Lue said before Tuesday’s game (via ESPN). “I averaged 10 points for four years. They ought to be able to score 10 points. I mean, the best player in the world, he better be able to score 10 points.”
“I mean, 10 points? That’s one bucket a quarter and then one free throw a half,” he added. “I mean, come on, man, if you can’t do that then we shouldn’t be sitting here talking. That’s it. What we talking about? Ten points?”
A look at Lue’s career averages, he put up 8.5 points per game, though, he did hit the 10-point mark in four of his 11 seasons.