Heat fans dominate Twitter as LeBron James scores 61

"So this guy LeBron's pretty good, huh?"

 

Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Mar 4, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 4:39 pm CDT

The Miami Heat walloped the Charlotte Bobcats. LeBron James stole the show. Par for the course, right?

Not quite.

First LeBron James tied teammate Dwyane Wade’s second-best franchise record of 55 points. Shortly after, he passed Glen Rice’s franchise record of 56 points, set in 1995. 

James also smashed his own personal record of 56 points. He went on to score five more, walking off the court to a standing ovation. 

The NBA has already packaged every field goal in an easy-to-digest video for us to watch his epic night on repeat:

People on Twitter could hardly contain themselves as they watched what might be the best night of James’s career.

KING THIS GUY pic.twitter.com/lDIZLql7lB

— |James| (@23_mjs) March 4, 2014

It’s ok LeBron, you only impregnated 95% of Miami last night.

— Francisco Underwood (@SubstitutePapi) March 4, 2014

Magical things happen when Lebron James puts on the mask pic.twitter.com/VDWRT4qvOl

— ESPN Updates (@ESPNw_Updates) March 4, 2014

How I feel after that @miamiheat win. #61 #howyoulahdat https://t.co/pmO8btK8Hl

— Joy Taylor (@JoyTaylorTalks) March 4, 2014

It became apparent to fans that James was not just a mere mortal like the rest of us.

When I made Lebron James I was in the zone.

— God (@TheTweetOfGod) March 4, 2014

25 points in the third quarter tho. LeBron James is not human. pic.twitter.com/o9IZkbJokr

— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) March 4, 2014

61 pts for Lebron James. 22/33 FG shooting, 8/10 from 3. 🏀🏀🏀 @KingJames pic.twitter.com/ZjIOQ46gxA

— JUGS Jugueta (@jugsjugsjugs) March 4, 2014

If you’ve eliminated all other possibilities, it’s probably the Illuminati.

THIS IS THE ONLY EXPLANATION FOR LEBRON JAMES SCORING 61 POINTS IN ONE GAME. pic.twitter.com/p6XtpYGfmr

— STOP THE ILLUMINATI (@Illuminati_Stop) March 4, 2014

Even sports pundits were impressed.

Crazy: None of LeBron’s 61 points came via dunk last night. Didn’t dunk in a game for the first time since January.

— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) March 4, 2014

RT @ByTimReynolds: LeBron hit a 3 from here tonight. Seriously. pic.twitter.com/HusPWjBTmf

— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) March 4, 2014

At least Bobcats fans had something to look forward to the next day.

Cats pass 90pts! That means 50% off @PapaJohns all day tomorrow with code BOBCATS90. Offer applies to all participating NC & SC locations.

— Charlotte Bobcats (@bobcats) March 4, 2014

And for posterity’s sake, let’s watch those final two field goals again.

So this lebron guy is kinda good huh?

— EvBalls (@EvBalls) March 4, 2014

H/T Miami New Times | Photo via Keith Allison/Flickr

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*First Published: Mar 4, 2014, 11:52 am CST