VIDEO: LeBron lights up Bobcats for 61 points
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Today’s TBT topic: Players to score 60+ points in a game
LeBron James became the 22nd player to score 60 or more points in a game earlier this week when he erupted for 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats.
However, James’ high-scoring affair wasn’t the first time someone went for 60-plus points in March, as Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Rick Barry, Tom Chambers and Tracy McGrady all accomplished the feat in the past, too.
This week’s Throwback Thursday honors these players, as well as 11 others, who have scored more than 60 points in a game.
(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)
Gallery: Throwback Thursday: 60+ Scorers
Which of these performances was the most impressive? Leave your comments below!