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The Los Angeles Lakers have been on a hot streak by winning the last five of seven games. Their recent success has been spearheaded by LeBron James‘ tremendous play on the court. He recently became the NBA’s 5th all-time leading scorer with a 44 point effort.
Last night the Lakers played in Miami against the Heat and LeBron was on fire the whole game. LeBron put on a dazzling performance for the Miami crowd by scoring a season high 51 points. This was only the 12th 50+ point performance his career and his first as a Laker. On a funny note, it turns out LeBron was actually dared by his teammate Lance Stephenson to score 50 at the end of the game.
This was a matchup that fans have been looking forward to because LeBron has history with them. As a former Heat player, LeBron won Two NBA Championships and was awarded Most Valuable Player three times and two NBA Finals Most Valuable Player awards.
The Lakers play their next game on Wednesday the 21st. This game finds LeBron returning to Cleveland for the first time since joining the Lakers in the offseason. If last nights game is any indication of what it looks like when James plays his former teams then we can expect another huge game from the King.
Check out LeBron explain the dare in the video below
LeBron took the three-pointer that gave him 51 points because Lance Stephenson dared him to.
“Lance told me to finish the game off. I bet you won’t shoot a 3. So I went for the three…that’s my guy. We’re on the same side” pic.twitter.com/RjmUr1KiQG
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 19, 2018