On one hand where Los Angeles Lakers have majorly suffered since the beginning of the 2021-22 season, LeBron James has proven to be the only bright light for the purple and gold army. His most recent 50-point explosion against the Washington Wizards, not only took him to the numero uno spot on the leader board (of 2021-22 season surpassing Joel Embiid) but his latest scoring spree suggests that the King is at Wilt Chamberlain’s scoring level.
The Lakers showdown against the Wizards was one of the rare occasions where LeBron James’ efforts ensured an easy win for the home team. Interestingly, this was King James’ 2nd 50-point game in the last matchups. Based on which, check out the latest stat surrounding LeBron and legendary Wilt Chamberlain.
LeBron James scoring on the same level as Wilt Chamberlain
As Justin Kubatko of Basketball Reference noted, LeBron is only the second player after Wilt to record two 50-point games and a triple-double in a span of three contests. Chamberlain did so back in March 1963.
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That being said, with just over 15 games remaining for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2021-22 season, LeBron James’ rise to top-form will be a must, if Frank Vogel wants his team to overcome the embarrassment of last playoffs.
Knowing that Anthony Davis will soon be available, LeBron James’ taking charge of his depleted side, could be a great sight for the Laker Nation. Moreover, even Russell Westbrook has been constantly improving his scoring prowess, but will he be able to support AD and LeBron, when the season enters its last stage? Remains to be seen.
For now, all eyes will be on the Lakers as they lock horns against the best side in the 2021-22 season, Phoenix Suns in their next matchup. Will LeBron lead the charge against Chris Paul less Suns? Surely, we are in for a mouth-watering contest.