All Hail the King: 6 Facts on LeBron James' 61 Point Career Night [SLIDESHOW]

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  • A Royal Evening
    James’ previous career-best was at 56 points set on March 20, 2005 when he was still playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Scorching Beyond the Arc
    James was 8-of-10 from behind the arc hitting his first eight three-pointers against the Bobcats.
  • Rising Above Rice
    James also broke the Miami Heat’s individual scoring record, 56 points set by Glen Rice in 1995.
  • Melo: Maybe Next Time
    James was one-point short of the season-high record set by New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, who scored 62 points also against the Bobcats earlier this season.
  • King of Efficiency
    James took only 33 shots to get to 61 (67 per cent field goal shooting) joining Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone as the only players to score as much with so few attempts since 1985.
  • Constant Greatness
    This is James' 10th 50+ points game. The first one he did at home.
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LeBron James had an epic performance against the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday breaking records left and right after finishing with a career-high 61 points in a 127-104 blowout win.

It was the eighth straight win for the Heat, which played without Dwyane Wade in the line-up. Chris Bosh added15 markers and Tony Douglas 10-- but nobody noticed.

View the slideshow for more facts and stats on LeBron James' career night.

And also, all hail the King.

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