Video: LeBron Receives Rousing Ovation From Q After Eclipsing Michael Jordan’s Record

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James needed just 10 points to extend his streak of scoring in double-figures to 867, becoming the all-time leader in that category. He wasted little time in laying claim to the record, delivering a dunk with 5:59 left in the first quarter of Friday night’s home game against New Orleans to put him over the top. James was given a standing ovation by the crowd at Quicken Loans Arena in the wake of the accomplishment.

The record is likely extra special to James because the previous record-holder in the category was his idol, the legendary Michael Jordan. The next milestone in this department will likely be reaching 1,000 consecutive games, though that won’t be possible for a few years.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.