Collin Sexton Joins LeBron James in Cavaliers History Books by Achieving a Unique Record

Published 01/04/2021, 9:46 PM EST
Cavaliers forward LeBron James in action against the Clippers on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


Ever since LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 offseason, the team has struggled to find their groove. However, this season, their young core of Collin Sexton and Darius Garland have been putting on a show early in the season.

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Although the Cavs lost against the Magic in their most recent fixture, Collin Sexton gave his best. He ended the game with 24 points, while playing nearly 40 minutes. Sexton’s heroics in recent games have earned him a spot in the franchise history books along with LeBron James.

He has now become only the second player in Cavs’ history to score 20+ games in the first 7 games of the season. LBJ has achieved this feat multiple times in his career, but it was during his sophomore season that James did it for the first time.

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Following their defeat against the Magic, the Cavs are now 4-3 this season. Moving forward, they need to find some consistency if they want to clinch a berth in the 2021 NBA playoffs. Collin Sexton, who is averaging 25.7 points as of now, will be the key to their success without a doubt.

But can the “Young Bull” become the franchise player for the Cavs that they are so anxiously looking for? Well, the NBA world will have an answer to that question in the coming years.

Can Collin Sexton helm the Cleveland Cavaliers the way LeBron James did?

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LeBron’s time in Cleveland was a rollercoaster ride from day 1 in the office. Even before he played a game for the franchise, people expected him to bring a championship to the team. While LBJ turned the dream of the organization to reality, his departure from the team was inevitable.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) participates during a practice session before Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

After an all-time great playoff run in 2018, the Cavs still were not a match for the Warriors. That series was the last time LBJ ever played in a Cavaliers jersey. Fast forward to this season, and the franchise is finally looking to be in a good situation with Collin Sexton as the cornerstone for them.

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Although Sexton has impressed fans this season, he still has a long way to go. What are your thoughts on Sexton potentially becoming the next big thing for the Cavs?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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