Most people spend their 36th birthday hanging out with family, or perhaps going out with some friends. LeBron James decided to reach a new NBA milestone.
On Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, which took place on James’ birthday, he became the only player to score in double-digits for 1,000 games in a row.
He had already broken the record of most double-digit games in a row back in March 2018, when he passed Michael Jordan with 867. Nearly three years later, he’s reached 1,000—and it doesn’t look as though anyone will even come close to passing him any time soon.
The only active player who may have a chance is James Harden, whose streak currently stands at 411 games. After him, no other active player has over 200 games in a row with over ten points.
What this streak proves is LeBron impeccable consistency over the years. Regarding actual stats, it solidifies him as maybe the most consistent scorer of all time. To give you a scope of this accomplishment, LeBron started the streak back in January 5th, 2007. Since then, he hasn’t scored less than ten points in a game, which is simply incredible.
To make his birthday night even sweeter, if that’s possible, he led the Lakers to victory over the Spurs with 26 points total.