What is the highest scoring game of LeBron James’ career?


Here is all that you need to know about LeBron James’ highest scoring game of his career

The name LeBron James is now a synonym for basketball great. James has already established himself as a basketball legend and in coming years his position in Hall of Fame will be solidified. Speaking of the future, it is highly doubtful that if someone like James will ever run up the hardcourt. In short, LeBron James is a prodigy who has lived up to his name and talent.

LeBron James
LeBron James is a 4-time NBA champion. (Image: Getty Images)

LeBron Raymone James Sr. was born in Akron, Ohio on December 30, 1984, to mother Gloria Marie James. Gloria was just aged 16 at the time of James’ birth. On the other hand, LeBron’s father, Anthony McClelland, was an estranged father with an extensive criminal record.

Ever since his childhood, King James was a natural athlete who set stellar records. He had a glorious high school basketball career where he set several records. Along with basketball, James also played football in his high school days. He played as a wide receiver while playing football.

Notably, LeBron never went to college. After graduating high school, LeBron straight went to the NBA. He was selected first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, his hometown team.

Since then, LeBron is still rolling and is currently playing his 20th NBA season for the Los Angeles Lakers. In all these years, LeBron has smashed and created many records and has also won many accolades.

LeBron James Achievements

The list of King James’ accolades is very high. Here are a few of them.

  • 4× NBA champion (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020)
  • 4× NBA Finals MVP (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020)
  • 4× NBA Most Valuable Player (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
  • 18× NBA All-Star (2005–2022)
  • 3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2006, 2008, 2018)
  • 13× All-NBA First Team (2006, 2008–2018, 2020)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2004)
  • NBA scoring champion (2008)
  • NBA assists leader (2020)
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team
  • 4× AP Athlete of the Year (2013, 2016, 2018, 2020)
  • 3× Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (2012, 2016, 2020)

 LeBron James Scoring Record

LeBron James highest scoring game
LeBron James during his Miami Heat days. (Image: AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

One of the most coveted achievements in the world of the NBA is their ‘Highest Scoring List.’ In this list, all the legendary players that one can think of are dominantly present.

The Top 5 players in this All-Time Leaders in the scoring list are:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 38387 points
  • LeBron James – 37311 points
  • Karl Malone – 36928 points
  • Kobe Bryant – 33643 points
  • Michael Jordan – 32292 points

You can see that LeBron is the only active player who is in the Top 5. Currently ranked number 2, in the coming future, James is set to take the number one spot, replacing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

For being this high on the list one must have many high-scoring games. It is evident that James is an efficient scorer who has had many high-scoring games.

Let us know about LeBron James’ highest-scoring game of his career.

What is the highest scoring game of LeBron James’ career

It was during his Miami Heat days when LeBron James had the highest-scoring game of his career.

On March 3, 2014, LeBron James scored a whopping 61-points against Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets). This was LeBron’s highest-scoring game of his career.

LeBron’s stat line against Charlotte on that night was this: 22-for-33 FG, 8-for-10 from 3, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Since this game, LeBron could not ever cross the 60-point mark. He had many close encounters to break his own record but ultimately could not do so.

LeBron James Top 5 Highest Scoring Games

  • Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats – 61 points
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards – 57 points
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors – 56 points
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors – 56 points
  • Cleveland Cavaliers vs Milwaukee Bucks – 56 points

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