LeBron James continues to cement himself as one of the greatest ever, as he catches up with Michael Jordan in the record books.
King James has tied Jordan’s all-time league record of 866 consecutive games with 10 points or more, making him one of the most consistent scorers in NBA history.
The last game LeBron scored in the single digits was on Jan. 5, 2007, when he put up just eight points on 3-for-13 shooting in a Cavs win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jordan’s streak lasted from March 22, 1986, when he scored eight points for the Chicago Bulls in a loss to the Cavs, until Dec. 27, 2001, when he scored six points as a 38-year-old for the Washington Wizards in a game against the Indiana Pacers.
“I can’t even tell you how I’ve been able to do it. It’s not like I go into every game saying, ‘OK, I’ve got to get 10 points.’ It’s just kind of organic,” LeBron said of the accomplishment. “It happens, and anytime I’m mentioned with some of the greats, and arguably the greatest basketball player of all time in Mike, it’s just another feat for me to be appreciative and humbled by what I’ve been able to do. And just knowing where I come from and knowing, I look at it and say, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I’m in this position,’ knowing where I come from.”
James has scored 10 or more points in 99.3 percent of his career games, the highest percentage in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau research (via ESPN).
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is third on the all-time double-digit-streak list (787 games). Among active players, James Harden is second behind James (257) and DeMarcus Cousins is third (162).
James is no. 7 on the all-time scoring list, while Jordan sits at No. 4.