In honor of LeBron James turning 32 today, let’s look back on December 30s of the past to check out LeBron’s best and worst performances on his birthday.
DECEMBER 30TH, 2009
The best one was easily back in 2009 when a just turned 25-year-old dropped 48 points and 10 rebounds on the Hawks. The 48 was the third most ever by a player on his birthday — only Shaq (61) and Dominique Wilkins (53) have scored more. If that accomplishment wasn’t enough to make LeBron happy, teammate Shaq dropped $400K on a Rolls Royce for the King.
DECEMBER 30TH, 2011
Two years later, LeBron scored 34 against the TWolves on his 27th birthday and connected with Dwayne Wade on a game-winning alley-oop.
Here’s how he did on his other birthday games — which didn’t always go so well for LeBron during his first few years in the league.
DECEMBER 30TH, 2003
19 years old, Cavs Lose to Pacers: 22pts, 10rebs, 4asts
DECEMBER 30TH, 2006
22 years old, Cavs Lose to Bulls: 33pts, 9rebs, 3asts
DECEMBER 30TH, 2008
24 years old, Cavs Lose to Heat: 38pts, 2rebs, 7asts
DECEMBER 30TH, 2013
29 years old, Heat Beat Nuggets: 26pts, 6rebs, 10asts