I can’t talk NBA basketball these days without discussing the ridiculous run that LeBron James is on right now. As I write this article, LeBron’s run of 6 straight games with 30+ points and over 60% FG just came to an end last night. Sure, he led his team to a big road victory in Oklahoma City and shot 14-24 (58%) from the field, but one of the great streaks in NBA history came to an end. No one else in NBA history had more than 5 consecutive games with 30+ points and 60% FG. It’s a really tough feat to accomplish even two games in a row, yet alone six consecutive games, because you have to be a great scorer and shoot a high percentage from the field. Big men can shoot the high percentage, but not get the point total, while true scorers can get the points, but at the expense of the shooting percentage. Michael Jordan never did it. Wilt Chamberlain never did it. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar never did it. Get my point?
While the debate rages over who is the best ever, it seems that Kobe Bryant’s career is falling into the shadows of LeBron’s career. Now the debate centers around MJ versus LeBron. Most fans and analysts give the nod to Jordan, but the book on LeBron is still being written. Love him or not, you have to give him props for playing at such a high level right now.