Across social media, there were many reactions and congratulatory posts about James, but none may have been better than one of his own teammate, Shane Battier:
Anytime @kingjames and I combine to score 64 points, it's going to be a good night......proud of my teammate tonight. That was a game!— Shane Battier (@ShaneBattier) March 4, 2014
Itís great to see Battier has a sense of humor, poking fun at his own offensive struggles while simultaneously complimenting James. Other sports reactions across Twitter included San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon expressing his awe in the feat, while Sports Illustratedís Richard Deitsch took the opportunity for a jab at ESPNís Skip Bayless, who, despite Jamesí accomplishments, has been highly critical of James his entire career.
Lebron tore it up tonight smh......THE MAN!!!!!!!— Anthony Dixon (@Boobie24Dixon) March 4, 2014
The NBA record of 100 points, scored by Wilt Chamberlain in March of 1962, remains untouched, with the closest coming at the hands of Kobe Bryant, when he put up 81 points against Toronto in January 2006.
Seems a good night to remind you that @RealSkipBayless has drawn a seven-figure salary telling the public LeBron James lacks a clutch gene.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) March 4, 2014
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer