LeBron James becomes fifth player in history to score in double figures for 500 consecutive games

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On the surface, scoring in double figures isn’t something that would seem like much of a challenge for the game’s most dominant offensive players.

But doing so night in and night out for the equivalent of more than six seasons worth of games consecutively is apparently something that’s extremely rare among even the greatest of NBA players.

LeBron James reached yet another statistical milestone on Tuesday by accomplishing something only four players in the history of the game had done before him, and that’s scoring at least 10 points in 500 straight regular season games.

From the Associated Press:

A four-time MVP, James joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with streaks of 787 and 508 games), Michael Jordan (866), Karl Malone (575) and Moses Malone (526) as the only players to accomplish the feat.

James has reached double figures in every game since scoring eight points at Milwaukee on Jan. 5, 2007. He scored 19 at New Jersey the following night.

James has more regular-season games of scoring at least 50 points (nine) than nights where he’s scored less than 10 (eight).

That’s extremely rarified air, obviously, and it’s just one more reason why James is already worthy of being mentioned as being one of the all-time greats.