LeBron Vaults Into Rarefied Air

LeBron Vaults Into Rarefied Air

It took the Miami Heat 1,969 games to reach the franchise's 1,000th all-time victory Tuesday night.

If LeBron James keeps playing this way, it might only take 1,000 more (give or take) to reach 2,000.

Hyperbole? Sure. But isn't that what James' statistics have come down to, including his 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting in Tuesday night's 117-104 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at AmericanAirlines Arena?

The efficiency has reached the point where teammate Dwyane Wade said he turned to James during the game and said, "What are you doing? Who are you right now?"

With his performance, James became the first player in NBA history to go six consecutive games scoring at least 30 points while also shooting at least 60 percent from the field in each game.

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