Lebron James 60 Point Games

LeBron James has a realistic chance to end his career as the highest-scoring player in NBA history, but for such a dominant scorer, James only has 14 career 50-point games across the regular season and playoffs, including one in the NBA Finals.

Wilt Chamberlain leads all players with an absurd 118 50-point games, ahead of modern-era leaders Michael Jordan (31 in the regular season), Kobe Bryant (25) and James Harden (23).

James’ total seems surprisingly small by comparison, but there’s something even stranger about LeBron’s most epic scoring nights: Almost all have taken place on the road. On March 3, 2014, James erupted for a career-high 61 points at home in Miami, but all of his other 50-point games have occurred on the road.

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“They have a guy who’s playing basketball at a level that I’m not sure anyone’s ever seen before when you consider everything he’s doing,” Steve Kerr said afterward.

One day after an episode of The Shop dropped in which LeBron James said he was “pissed off” about not being considered an all-time great scorer, the man with the most points in NBA history unloaded for 56 points in the Los Angeles Lakers win over the Golden State Warriors. It was tied for the third-highest single-game total of his 19-year NBA career and marked his 14th 50+ point outing (including playoffs) — seventh-most ever.

The highlight-reel, while spectacular, doesn’t adequately capture the will and all-around dominance of LeBron’s epic performance. But, if you watched this game live, you remember. It’s a “tell your grandkids” game.

Unfortunately for LeBron — and fortunately for the Warriors, NBA Twitter, and the meme ecosystem — his masterpiece was defiled by J.R. Smith.

You can go here for more on LeBron’s incredible performance vs. the Warriors. In summation: not only was Saturday’s spectacle amongst the most voluminous scoring nights of his career — and his high with Los Angeles — he nearly single-handedly carried the Lakers to a much-needed win over Steph Curry and Co.

12March 13, 2009: 51 points at Sacramento Kings

Lebron James 60 Point Games

Lebron James 60 Point Games

Stat line: 16-of-30 FG, 4-for-11 from 3, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks

6Dec. 10, 2005: 52 points at Milwaukee Bucks

Lebron James 60 Point Games

Lebron James 60 Point Games

Stat line: 19-for-29 FG, 5-for-9 from 3, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals


Who has the most 60-point games in NBA?

Nevertheless, Jordan has solidified himself as the greatest scorer in history. The most impressive of his 60-point games has to be his career-high 69 points against the Cavaliers in 1990. Along with his high-scoring total, Jordan added 18 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals.

When did LeBron James score 60 points?

On March 3, 2014, James posted a career-high 61 points in a win over the then Bobcats when he was a member of the Heat.

Who scored LeBron against 61 points?

On March 3, 2014, LeBron James had the highest scoring game of his NBA career. In a 127-104 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, James led the Miami Heat with 61 points on 22-for-33 shooting from the field, 8-for-10 from 3-point range and 9-for-12 from the free throw line.

Who has the most efficient 60-point game?

No. 1: Wilt Chamberlain Drops 66 Points, 27 Rebounds on 83 Percent Shooting. In 1969, Wilt Chamberlain simply couldn’t miss against the Phoenix Suns in the most efficient 60-point game of all-time.

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