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Old 04-30-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Will Lebron ever score 60 pts in a game?

Pretty simple question really.. Will he? 10+ years in the league and you would think it's almost a forgone conclusion that he's had at least one.. but no

Kobe & MJ are the only perimeter players to have done it more than 3 times. (Elgin Baylor did it 3 times, thats it no other perimeter player had more than one)

Jordan did it 6 times

Kobe's done it 5 times so far.

Will Lebron EVER do it?

I've got a feeling most of you are going to cite Lebron's FGA in order to justify this, however, Lebron's career high of 56 came on 36 FGA against the 05 Raptors

Compared to Kobe's 62 point game where he had 31 FGA.

Kobe's 81 pt game also came against basically the same Raptors team (06) on 46 FGA


Overall, both Kobe & Jordan were able to not only score 60+ numerous times, but they were also able to do it efficiently (ISH) You FG% lovers will LOVE this

Kobe & MJ's 60 point games averages.. 5 games each, all in the regular season (Jordans 63 pt game is left out, a very efficient game in it's own right)

Kobe averaged 65.8 pts, on 59%fg, 52%3's, 92%ft.

Jordan averaged 63.6 pts, on 57% fg, 21%3's, 88%ft.

So any notion that Jordan or Kobe "chucked" to get these 60 pt games is out the window.

Career Field Goal Attempts per game: Jordan: 22.9 FGA

Lebron: 20 FGA

Kobe: 19.6 FGA


So now that we've parlayed any argument of Jordan & Kobe are chuckers by comparing FGA per game throughout their entire career, we can actuallly see that Kobe has attempted slightly less Field Goals per game than Jordan or Lebron.

So the question remains will Lebron ever have a 60 pt game? It's hard to imagine him finishing his career without one

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Will Lebron ever score 60 pts in a game?

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Pretty simple question really.. Will he? 10+ years in the league and you would think it's almost a forgone conclusion that he's had at least one.. but no

Kobe & MJ are the only perimeter players to have done it more than 3 times. (Elgin Baylor did it 3 times, thats it no other perimeter player had more than one)

Jordan did it 6 times

Kobe's done it 5 times so far.

Will Lebron EVER do it?

I've got a feeling most of you are going to cite Lebron's FGA in order to justify this, however, Lebron's career high of 56 came on 36 FGA against the 05 Raptors

Compared to Kobe's 62 point game where he had 31 FGA.

Kobe's 81 pt game also came against basically the same Raptors team (06) on 46 FGA


Overall, both Kobe & Jordan were able to not only score 60+ numerous times, but they were also able to do it efficiently (ISH) You FG% lovers will LOVE this

Kobe & MJ's 60 point games averages 5 each, all in the regular season (Jordans 69 pt game is left out, a very efficient game in it's own right)

Kobe averaged 65.8 pts, on 59%fg, 52%3's, 92%ft.

Jordan averaged 63.6 pts, on 57% fg, 21%3's, 88%ft.

So any notion that Jordan or Kobe "chucked" to get these 60 pt games is out the window.

Career Field Goal Attempts per game: Jordan: 21.5 FGA

Lebron: 20 FGA

Kobe: 19.6 FGA


So now that we've parlayed any argument of Jordan & Kobe are chuckers by comparing FGA per game throughout their entire career, we can actuallly see that Kobe has attempted slightly less Field Goals per game than Jordan or Lebron.

So the question remains will Lebron ever have a 60 pt game? It's hard to imagine him finishing his career without one

It's difficult to say really but pretty unlikely...he tends to be a player who will almost always be in the 25-30 range, and 60 points in a game basically requires a concerted effort to score repeatedly, which he has less tendency to do nowadays than he did.

Just to point out...as you can see from this list, the fga argument really does have some merit: http://www.basketball-reference.com/.../fga_game.html. Lebron has very few games where he doesn't take many shots, but equally he has very few games where he takes a lot of shots. I'd say he'll never do it.

EDIT:2nd on that list is a 41 pt on 47 shots effort by kobe :

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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Don't you ever get tired of pushing your pro Kobe - anti Lebron - anti Jordan agenda? 90% of your posts are in some way related to one of those three things.
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The Honest Answer is if the Situation ever Arrises and he needs to it will happen. All the pieces would have to come together 1) Be on Fire shooting, 2) need to be Short handed (no Wade and or Bosh ect) 3) The other team has to be keeping gm close or his team has to be Down where he continues to need to score and attack. 4) A better Chance of happening if a gm goes into OT or Double OT.
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Don't you ever get tired of pushing your pro Kobe - anti Lebron - anti Jordan agenda? 90% of your posts are in some way related to one of those three things.


how is this anti Jordan or anti Lebron, Jordan has more 60 pt games & even had one in the playoffs?

You're biase make you see things in a certain way. I see 3 of the best perimeter players ever and i find it surprising that Lebron hasn't had a 60 pt game.
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Default Re: Will Lebron ever score 60 pts in a game?

He can do it in a half. He's just so much of a teamplayer to hog the ball like Kobe. Think of all the triple doubles that he missed because he doesn't care about stats and sits out entire quarters.
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Nope he would start padding his assists to get a triple double instead
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Don't you ever get tired of pushing your pro Kobe - anti Lebron - anti Jordan agenda? 90% of your posts are in some way related to one of those three things.

What's even more funnier is that he tries to front, as if he's some sort of objective poster.
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Default Re: Will Lebron ever score 60 pts in a game?

I feel like he can, yeah. He can get on a really hot stretch and score like 25 points in a quarter. All depends on his mentality and if he switches it from playmaking/passing to driving and scoring and shooting. But only for a couple of games though.
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Default Re: Will Lebron ever score 60 pts in a game?

I don't think he is concerned with scoring X amount of points in a game.
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Default Re: Will Lebron ever score 60 pts in a game?

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how is this anti Jordan or anti Lebron, Jordan has more 60 pt games & even had one in the playoffs?

You're biase make you see things in a certain way. I see 3 of the best perimeter players ever and i find it surprising that Lebron hasn't had a 60 pt game.

he's had 1 36 attempt game in his career

kobe has 21 of 36 or more

mj has 24 of 36 or more.

It is really that simple.
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With this team he is never gonna need one.
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how is this anti Jordan or anti Lebron, Jordan has more 60 pt games & even had one in the playoffs?


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I see 3 of the best perimeter players ever and i find it surprising that Lebron hasn't had a 60 pt game.
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Given your posting history, do you expect anyone to believe that?
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Default Re: Will Lebron ever score 60 pts in a game?

Those type of scoring numbers are usually a result of forcing it. LeBron doesn't generally force things. He lets the game come to him naturally. If it happens naturally, he'll do it, but he probably wont force it to happen.
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But he's not a ballhogging chuckers like those 2. He rather choke than chuck though.
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