LeBron James is tearing it up on the court. Mr. “King” James set a new NBA record last night after scoring at least 30 points with a shooting percentage of 60 percent for the 6th time in a row. James said, “I’m at a loss for words. Like I say over and over, I know the history of the game. I know how many unbelievable players who came through the ranks, who paved the way for me and my teammates. And for me to be in the record books by myself with such a stat — any stat — it’s big-time.” Before James broke the record, Arian Dantley and Moses Malone held that same record but only for 5 straight games.
Miami’s head coach, Erik Spoelstra said, “That’s why (James) is who he is, the best player in the game.”
Not only is LeBron James getting points and setting records for himself but he is being a good leader for his team. James takes charge when he needs to but also looks for the open man and will get his teammates involved. During last night’s game James also finished with a total of 9 assists. After Miami beat Portland last night, Spoelstra said, “(James) played a very good basketball game. That’s all you’re going to get out of me right now. He competes. He loves to compete. He loves close games. … And he’s leading us, not just with his talent.”
James has really impressed everyone with how far he has come in the past couple of years. He went from being one of the most hated players in the NBA to slowly gaining respect back as the talented player he is. Though I still disagree with the way he handled his move to Miami and his actions afterward I cannot disagree that James is an amazing player. James has impressed me with the way he is leading his team and taking control. Miami plays again tomorrow night, Thursday February 14th against the OKC Thunder. This game will not be an easy one for Miami, and will be a real challenge for LeBron James to stretch his 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting record to 7 straight games. Good Luck LeBron James!