By Kirolles Guirguis |Staff Writer|
Lebron James set his career high Monday night, scoring 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.
James topped his previous career high of 56 points during against the Toronto Raptors while playing for the Cavaliers in 2005.
The Miami Heat were able to secure a 124-107 victory at home against the Bobcats.
James’s 61 points also set a franchise record for the Miami Heat, which was previously held by Glen Rice with 56 points against the Orlando Magic in 2005.
James was consistently attacking the basket throughout the entire game. He made 22 of 33 field goal attempts, including 8 of 10 from three point range.
He started the game off making seven straight three-point field goals.
Some look at James’ performance as a remarkable accomplishment for this NBA season. However, he is not alone.
The level of aggressiveness and consistent shooting was a powerful weapon that James utilized. Carmelo Anthony also set a new personal and franchise record for the New York Knicks, scoring 62 points against the Bobcats earlier in the season.
Both players look exceptional upon entering playoff games for their respected divisions and overall in the NBA.
Another promising player who will be competing for the Most Valuable Player Award is Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma Thunder.
The young player has been making significant strives not only as a player but also for his team.
All respected players have a chance to be titled as MVP for the 2013-2014 season, but James has set the bar much higher for players like Durant and other prospective players.
According to an interview with ESPN, James was quoted saying, “Every night I go on the floor I want to be the MVP of this league, MVP of this team, MVP for me, myself and my family. I’ve set a high standard and I have to live by that.”
The four time MVP winner continues to be a powerful force on his team and in the league.
James is looked at as the core of the Heat from a leadership position and his performance on the court.
After Monday night’s performance, James is now averaging 27.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.
Critics are referring to his Monday night performance as one of the best games he has ever played throughout his 11 years in the league.
His performance would not have been accomplished without the help of his fellow teammates, who were responsible for a total of 18 assists. As he continues to mature into a better basketball player, James still has his eyes on winning another championship.
“I came here to win championships and to be able to go back-to-back, two championships in three years. So far, it’s the ultimate,” said James when he spoke to ESPN.
Miami is hoping to secure another NBA championship as they continue to gain momentum during regular season games.