Lakers’ LeBron James Moves Way Ahead of Michael Jordan and Others in an Incredible Record

Published 02/16/2021, 10:02 PM EST
Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates his three-point basket with center Montrezl Harrell (15) in the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is a beacon of consistency in the NBA. When all else fails, one can expect LeBron to do his bit, to help the team stand a chance at winning even in the worst of games.

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Bron’s record of consecutive double-digit scoring games is the best example of his consistency. Before him, Michael Jordan had set the previous record at 866 games. But tonight, LeBron reached 1024 games of scoring at least 10 points consecutively, a record that might never be shattered.

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LeBron had 18 points by halftime against the Timberwolves tonight, as he extended his record. The absence of Anthony Davis hurt the Lakers in their last game, and it ended in a loss. So tonight, LeBron is on a mission right from the tip-off to help the Lakers come away with a win.

Will year 18 bear the same fortunes as the previous year for LeBron James?

After a four-season wait, LeBron won his fourth ring last season. It was his 10th NBA Finals appearance, which ties him for the third-highest along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But instead of being praised for this achievement, LeBron has still received criticism for his Finals record, which is below .500.

But after he won the title, and got his record to 4-6, LeBron won’t be bothered by what a select few people say. Throughout his career, he has been one of the most criticized players. That has only fueled him more and got the best out of him. He will aim to repeat last year’s triumph this season as well.

Despite arguably having the most complete team on paper this season, the Lakers have had a few surprising losses to start the 2020-21 season. They have lost to the Pistons, Blazers, and the Spurs, all opponents that they should have easily handled.

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Jan 28, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot against Detroit Pistons center Mason Plumlee (24) during the first quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Their competition has also grown stronger this season. The Jazz have had a historic start to the season and comfortably look like the best team currently, while in the East, the 76ers and the Nets have risen to become threats as well.

When the postseason arrives, playoff LeBron will be called into action once again and will be expected to lead the Lakers to glory.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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