LeBron James had his greatest sport of the 2020-21 NBA season on Monday.
James broke out within the Lakers’ road sport in opposition to his former crew and scored season highs in factors (46), discipline share (73.1) and 3-point share (63.6) in a 115-108 win in opposition to the Cavs. He additionally pulled down eight rebounds, grabbing six assists, two blocks and two steals to assist Los Angeles enhance to 10-0 on the street this yr.
That is not all: after lacking the ultimate third quarter shot, James had a fast backwards and forwards with a member of the Cavs entrance workplace – whom he didn’t want to name – assist him attain a fourth quarter with 21 factors. That was greater than Cleveland put collectively as a crew (19).
A Cavs fan mocked LeBron for lacking a shot in Q3. He got here out on the 4th and scored your entire Cavs crew.
LeBron – 21 factors
Cavs- 19 factors
– N (@ Nino12x) January 26, 2021
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And he did all of this the day earlier than the year-long anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s demise. In response to ESPN Stats & Information, James was the oldest Lakers participant to attain not less than 40 factors since Bryant scored 60 in his final profession sport:
LeBron James (36 years, 26 days) is the oldest Lakers participant to play 40 factors since Kobe Bryant scored 60 factors in his final profession sport. Bryant was 37 years and 234 days outdated. pic.twitter.com/1GyIotPQAh
– ESPN Stats & Information (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 26, 2021
Maybe it’s applicable that James’ look got here a yr after Bryant’s final tweet, by which the celebrity accused James of driving the sport:
Hold transferring the sport ahead @ King James. A lot respect my brother 💪🏾 # 33644
– Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) January 26, 2020
Beneath are the total highlights from James: