James scores 50 as Lakers top Wizards
LeBron James continues to put on age-defying performances.
The 37-year old Lakers superstar had 50 points Friday night and became the oldest player to have multiple 50-point games in a season in Los Angeles’ 122-109 victory over the Washington Wizards.
James surpassed Bernard King, who was 34 when he did it in 1990-91 with Washington.
“He’s really good at basketball, that LeBron James,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said.
“I think what stands out to me is the league has never seen a player at his stage of his career do what he’s doing. Just an incredible, unbelievable, epic performance.”
It was the 15th 50-point game in James’ 19-year career, including the postseason.
He's also the first Lakers player since Kobe Bryant in April 2007 to score 50 in back-to-back home games.
James had a season-high 56 in a win over Golden State last Saturday.