This Day in History (3.5.08) LeBron scores 50 points, 10 assists & 8 Rebounds at MSG

Published on March 5th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 1,798 views

“I’ve dreamed about playing well in this building and it’s overtaken of how I could ever dream about,” James said. “To get a standing ovation in the greatest basketball arena in the world, it was a dream come true for me. It’s one of the best things that ever happened to me.”

LeBron became just the 3rd player since the NBA/ABA merger to score 50 points and dish out 10 assists in a game. ¬† The other two were Stephon Marbury (2001 OT Game) and Michael Jordan (1992).¬†Since then it’s been done 2 more times. Once by Tony Parker (55/10) and by LeBron again against the Knicks in 2009 (52/11/9).

The crowd chanted “MVP!” and one Knicks fan even approached LeBron on the bench to tell him he was his favorite player.

“It was a great feeling. You get a fan to come down there to express the way he feels about you … told me I was his favorite player, that never happens,” James said. “I respect him, I respect his pride and for him to come out there and tell me something like that face to face, it’s like the [most] unbelievable thing that ever happened to me.”

When James was asked if he was afraid when he saw the fan coming.

“I’m 6-9 and 260,” James said. “I’m all right.”



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Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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