LeBron James Achieves Double-Digit Points in 1175 Consecutive Regular-Season Games

‣ LeBron James has scored double-digit points in 1,175 consecutive regular-season games, a record in NBA history. The second-longest active streak belongs to Joel Embiid, who has 157.
‣ The last time James scored fewer than 10 points in a regular-season game was over 15 years ago, on Jan. 6, 2007.
‣ In his 21-year NBA career, James has only been held to single-digit points in the regular season eight times.

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LeBron James, the forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, is a scoring machine. He’s racked up double-digit points in 1,175 consecutive regular-season games. This impressive streak dates back to January 6, 2007.

The second-longest active streak? That belongs to Joel Embiid, the center for the Philadelphia 76ers. But he’s far behind with only 157 games.

LeBron, now 38, hasn’t scored less than 10 points in a regular-season game for over 15 seasons. The last time he did was during a Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 5, 2007. In that game, he only scored eight points in 43 minutes.

That was the last time LeBron scored fewer than 10 points in a regular-season game. It’s been 16 years, 11 months, and 14 days since then. Or, if you prefer, 6,192 days ago. Now, this doesn’t include his playoff performances.

LeBron James holds the record for the most consecutive regular-season games with 10-plus points in league history. He’s played for the Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE), Miami Heat (MIA), and Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) during this streak.

In the NBA, other players also have their own streaks. Joel Embiid (PHI) has 157, Jayson Tatum (BOS) has 154, and Kevin Durant (BRK, PHO) has 135. Lauri Markkanen (CLE, UTA) has 88, De’Aaron Fox (SAC) has 85, and Kyrie Irving (BRK, DAL) has 69. Jimmy Butler (MIA) has 62, Tyrese Haliburton (IND) has 51, and Luka Doncic (DAL) has 45. Donovan Mitchell (CLE) and Jaylen Brown (BOS) both have 43, while Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL) has 40.

LeBron’s scoring streak continued despite a rough start to the 2007 season. In Cleveland’s season-opener loss to the Dallas Mavericks on October 31, 2007, James scored only 10 points. He shot 2-of-11 from the floor, 0-of-2 beyond the arc, and 6-of-10 at the foul line.

For those curious, LeBron scored a career-low three points in a game against the Houston Rockets on December 29, 2004. He was only 19 years and 365 days old at the time. Despite this, he went on to average 27.2 points and 42.4 minutes per game in the 2004-05 season.

The 19-time All-Star has only been held to single-digit points in the regular season eight times in his 21-year career.

Looking at the NBA all-time list for double-digit scoring streaks, LeBron is at the top with 1,175 games. Michael Jordan (CHI, WAS) is second with 866, followed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (LAL) with 787. Karl Malone (UTA) has 575, Kevin Durant (OKC, GSW) has 562, and Moses Malone (HOU, PHI) has 526. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (MIL, LAL) also has a streak of 508 games, while James Harden (HOU, BRK) has 450, Oscar Robertson (CIN) has 428, and Kevin Garnett (MIN, BOS) has 411.

In his 21st NBA season, LeBron has surpassed Michael Jordan’s streak by 309 games. Jordan’s streak lasted from March 25, 1986, to December 26, 2001. However, comparing the two eras of basketball is like comparing apples and oranges.

When Jordan was 39 in the 2002-03 season, he finished his 15th and final season with seven single-digit games. His highest score that season was 45 points against the Hornets on February 1, 2003.

As for this season, NBA betting sites show LeBron James with the third-best odds to win NBA Clutch Player of the Year. Damian Lillard and Luka Doncic are currently favored with better odds.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
James, a dedicated writer for BasketballHour, holds a degree in English and Creative Writing. A genuine sports enthusiast and skilled betting advice provider, he writes engaging articles and valuable winning strategies for sports.

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