Last night against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James scored double-digits points in his 700th consecutive game. He's the third player ever to do - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are the others - and it came on a night where he also passed Tim Duncan for 14th all-time in scoring.
The last time LeBron failed to score at least 10 points in a game was on Jan. 5, 2007 vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. LeBron, who was 22 at the time, made 3-13 shots against the Bucks and finished with eight points in 42 minutes.
A lot has changed since then, both with LeBron and in the world as a whole. A few examples:
- Barack Obama wouldn't be elected President for over another year.
- David Stern was still the NBA's commissioner.
- Warriors guard Stephen Curry was a freshman at Davidson and not yet a household name. The night LeBron's streak began - on Jan. 6 vs. the then-New Jersey Nets - Curry set the single-season freshman scoring record at Davidson.
- Richard Jefferson, by the way, played for the Nets when LeBron's streak started. So did Vince Carter, Eddie House and Jason Kidd.
- LeBron had yet to play in an NBA Finals; his first ever appearance vs. the Spurs in the 2007 NBA Finals was over six months away. LeBron had also yet to win his first MVP award.
- Twitter, which was founded on March 21, 2006, was less than a year old.
- LeBron is the only Cavalier from 2007 still on the roster. The Cavs' starting five vs. the Bucks was LeBron, Eric Snow, Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
- Current Cav Mo Williams, current Warrior Andrew Bogut, and former Ohio State star Michael Redd played for the Bucks in 2007.
- The first iPhone wouldn't come out until June 29, 2007 - over six months after LeBron's last single-digit output.
- Kyrie Irving was 14 years old the last time LeBron scored less than 10 points in a game. Kevin Love was a senior in high school. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue was still an active player and in the midst of his second-to-last season with the Atlanta Hawks.