LeBron James continues to surpass or at least reach Michael Jordan’s own marks in the NBA, as happened Monday night in the game between his Lakers and the Charlotte Hornets.
It is that the stellar forward scored 43 points, joining “MJ” as the only players over 35 years of age to reap two consecutive games of at least 40 points.
It must be remembered that LeBron James had already scored 47 points last Friday, when Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Hawks, so his remarkable performance against the Hornets, where he also grabbed 11 rebounds, was vital for the popular franchise of yellow and purple got two wins in a row for the first time since mid-December.
While “The King” achieved this feat at the age of 38, Michael Jordan did the same twice in the 2001-2002 campaign and at the same age as the current Lakers star, since he collected 51 and 45 points in consecutive confrontations with Washington Wizards between December 29 and 31, 2021, repeating the task on January 24 and 26, 2002, courtesy of 40 and 41 units respectively.
If Michael Jordan has arguments to be considered the best player of all time in the NBA, LeBron James does not lack anything to at least follow in the footsteps of the six-time MVP of the league finals with the Chicago Bulls.