LeBron James' playing career is full of amazing records as he became one of the greatest to ever play the game. The 17-time NBA All-Star still impresses with Los Angeles Lakers at 36 years of age, as he tries to carry his team to a back-to-back championship.
Due to the many records he has accomplished so far, there constantly are serious debates regarding him being the best basketball player in history. LeBron won the NBA championship with three different teams, twice with the Miami Heat, once with his beloved Cleveland Cavaliers, and the latest one with the Lakers in the 2019-2020 season.
In addition to his four rings, the four-time NBA MVP has managed to rule on the court throughout every year of his playing career. He dropped triple-doubles in so many games that he made it look easy, and also finished with 40+ points in more than one game.
LeBron's 40 point games
Of his 17 NBA seasons, the #23 reached that impressive mark almost on every campaign, failing to do so only in 2015-2016, when the Cavaliers won their first title. He did it mostly in his first years, before moving to Miami. Since then, although he became a sports legend, he didn't achieve that mark many more times.
Still, LeBron James has played 66 games recording 40+ points, which is a mind-blowing stat. The first time he accomplished it was in his rookie season in 2003-2004 when he dropped 41 points on the Cleveland win over the Nets at New Jersey.
That was the only time he reached the mark that season. In his second year, he hit the 40+ points five times, and in 2005-2006 LeBron accomplished it in 10 games, his highest in a single season. He only came close to that record in 2008/09 and 2009/10, when he achieved the mark in nine games each.