Lebron James made news just 3 days ago when the NBA demanded that he change the black mask that he had been wearing, to guard against re-injury of his broken nose, for a clear one. King James, as he is affectionately called, obliged and still made news last night in a clear replacement. James scored a career-high 61 points as the Miami Heat annihilated the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107 on Monday night.
With 22 of 33 shots from the field, James broke Glen Rice’s franchise record of 56 that had been set on April 15, 1995 against Orlando. As James left the floor with 1:24 left in the game, his teammates cleared the bench and met him near mid-court with high fives and hugs. I think these numbers will increase real soon, mask or not.