Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James matched one of National Basketball Association icon Michael Jordan's more impressive feats Wednesday as he scored in double figures for the 866th consecutive game.
James, 33, in his 15th season broke his tie with Michael Jordan when he scored his 10th (and 11th) point with 5:59 left in the first quarter.
LeBron James is now the NBA's all-time leader for consecutive games scoring in double digits with 867.
Playing in front of his hometown fans at the Quicken Loans Arena, James received a standing ovation.
"It means a lot for me".
James entered Friday's game against New Orleans sharing the mark with Jordan, one of his boyhood heroes.
"I grew up 30 minutes south of here where the statistics were not for us so for me to continue being an inspiration to the youth and continue do what I do on the floor, it means a lot to me in that sense".
"It's been like 11 years that I've been able to accomplish this feat so I've been able to take care of my body, that's one, and I've been around some great teammates and coaches and two organizations that have allowed me to be who I am, so that's two", the MVP candidate added.
James finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Cavs, who bounced back from a dismal defeat in Miami Tuesday in which they scored just 79 points. James has been particularly strong as of late, having stepped up his play following the Cavaliers' busy trade deadline day, which basically reshaped their entire roster.
"My love for the game... it's my motivation", James said.
"I told him I know he wants to do bigger things with this franchise", James said.
"The prominence and visibility of all these tattoos on screen are suffering from innumerable possible game permutations which are reliant upon human players' decisions", Swain wrote.
"They're all pretty cool achievements in their own right".