Ranking LeBron James’ Most Memorable Scoring Performances

March 4th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
LeBron James warned us this was coming.

We wrote off his words as fantasy, but they should have been filed under the "foreshadowing" category.

Back in November, James was asked about some of the gaudy shot-attempt numbers he sees around the league and what he might do if given that type of opportunity.

"If you give me 37 shots in a game, I’d have 60 ... 70," he said, via ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh, setting off a series of laughs from the crowd of reporters around him. "“I had [almost] 40 now with 18 shots, I mean ... If you give me 37 shots in a game, I’d put up 60. Easy."

James, it turns out, was selling himself short. He needed just 33 shots to post a career-high (and Miami Heat franchise-record) 61 points during Miami's 124-107 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.

We don't typically think of the four-time MVP as a scorer. His game is too well rounded to place him inside a box as rigid as that.

He's so many different things on the hardwood—creator, finisher, stopper—but scorer is absolutely one of his roles. He does have a scoring title under his belt (30.0 points per game in ...

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