James passed Michael Jordan in March 2018 to take the number one spot on the all-time list with 867 consecutive games of at least 10 points.
Speaking after the game, James shook his head in disbelief at having reached the milestone.
“And if I’m in uniform, I’ve got to do things to help our team win. If that’s scoring, rebounding, defending, assisting, doing the little things, and just be available for my teammates throughout the course of the game when I’m on the floor and also on the bench.
“And I’ve been fortunate enough to do that in my career for the majority of it. So, I give a lot of credit to my teammates and my coaching staff that I’ve had throughout the course of my career that has allowed me to be who I am and has allowed me to use my influence for the better of the team as well.”
Lakers forward Anthony Davis also shook his head in amazement at James’ scoring streak.
According to James, good food and wine was on menu to finish off his birthday celebrations.
“I’m just heading back to the hotel. I’ve got some wine waiting on me,” he said. “Probably my teammates will stop by, or there’s a meal room here that we have our meetings in that we might stop down there and watch some TV, drink some good wine, may even have some tequila tonight.”
He even extended an invitation to reporters, saying: “We have a seat at the table for all you guys whenever you guys want to join, make sure we keep our six feet apart so we don’t get in trouble, but other than that we can all toast to each other.”