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When LeBron James walked off the Milwaukee court on Jan. 5, 2007, it was the first time in more than two years that he had failed to score as many as 10 points in a game.
That’s quite an accomplishment, NBA superstar or no. And of course, the then 22-year-old Akron native had already established himself as one well before that game, which by the way the Cavaliers won despite his eight-point output. Remarkable as that streak had been, however, it almost looks insignificant when compared to the skein that James would launch in Cleveland the very next night against the Nets.
No one had any inkling that the next time he would fail to hit the double-digit mark would be — well, we don’t yet know that, do we? It has been more than 11 years since that game, and the streak is still going. The entire Obama administration has come and gone in the interim.
So, effectively, have a good number of Hollywood careers. Even James’ own legacy has been reshaped a few times, especially within the Cleveland area.
One of the things that hasn’t changed throughout, though, is James’ consistency.
Indeed, 866 consecutive double-digit scoring outputs speak for themselves. So much so, that at least on the team’s own Fox Sports Ohio broadcast of Thursday’s contest at Charlotte, nothing was said when he took an alley-oop pass from J.R. Smith and slammed it home at the 6:12 mark of the second quarter, giving him 10 points and tying Michael Jordan’s record.
After all, it wasn’t as if what happened Thursday was a surprise, given what had come before it.
There was no air of mystery. No drama, such as when a team runs off a skein of wins that reaches double digits. There was nothing for a fan to wonder about. All that needed to be done was to sit back and watch, and continue to be amazed.