We don’t know what got into LeBron James on Monday night (March 19), but he made a statement. Maybe, it was because he was facing off against rising superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo? Maybe not.
Whatever happened, King James notched a historic performance of 40 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists — the fifth of his career.
According to ESPN, the performance made James the fifth player in league history with five 40-point triple-doubles.
He also led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 124-117 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, despite Antetokounmpo putting up 37 points, 11 rebounds and five assists of his own.
In addition, James’ dominant night made him the third-oldest player in league history to put up a triple-double while scoring at least 40 points. He reaches the mark at 33 years, 79 days old, putting him behind only Larry Bird (35 years, 99 days) and Elgin Baylor (34 days, 48 days).
The Cavs currently sit at No. 3 in the Eastern Conference, with a 41-29 record.