Like everyone else in the hoops world, LeBron James watched in awe Monday night as Stephen Curry set a new NBA record for three-pointers in a single game by splashing in 13 bombs.
James says Curry could break his own mark; LeBron also thinks Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant are equally good bets to someday rewrite the record books.
Steph finished with 46 points, and shot 13-of-17 from behind the arc in the Golden State Warriors’ 116-106 win against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans.
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“He’d probably be the one to break it, or one of those guys, KD (Kevin Durant) or Klay (Thompson) could break that,” James said, referring to Curry’s Warriors teammates.
James was asked Tuesday after the Cavs’ morning shootaround in preparation for an evening game against the Hawks which individual records he deemed unattainable or left him in awe. He mentioned Scott Skiles’ 30 assists for the Orlando Magic in a game on Dec. 30, 1990 — James’ sixth birthday.
Also on James’ list was Kobe Bryant’s 81-point outburt against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006 against Toronto. It’s the single highest-scoring game of James’ lifetime and second highest in NBA history, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors against the Knicks on March 2, 1962.