LeBron James is Cavaliers’ top scorer in franchise history »

Mar 27, 2008 at 3:47 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketball

Yesterday the Cavs lost a heartbreaker against the New Orleans Hornets – a game in which the lead changed 30 times and 36 times the score was tied. However, from the games played during the last seven days there was one more worth mentioning. On March 21st, in a home game versus the Toronto Raptors LeBron James’ first six points helped cement his status as the greatest ballplayer in Cleveland Cavaliers history. His next 23 points were an illustration of why he is. With 4:10 remaining in the first period, LeBron worked his way around Anthony Parker and swooped to the hole with a right-handed layup that gave him 10,391 career points – eclipsing Brad Daugherty as the top scorer in franchise history in just 380 games. On the ensuing possession, Head Coach Mike Brown quickly called for a timeout, allowing the sold-out Quicken Loans Arena crowd to give the young King a roaring standing ovation. An emotional James went to center court to show his appreciation and was met afterwards by his teammates, who handed out hugs, handshakes and high-fives. “These fans have watched me go from zero points all the way to 10,000-plus,” beamed James. “They support me, they support my teammates every night we go out on the basketball court. They have seen me grow from a young man to a man.”

Source: nba.com, yahoo.com, getty | From LeBron_NBA_20…

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