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While playing against the Toronto Raptors on the road last night (November 6), LeBron James joined the ranks of some elite company.

It definitely wasn’t the first time you heard the aforementioned statement and it won’t be the last. This time around, only the chosen few who can shoot themselves out of a scoring rut can be considered.

LeBron James is a scoring machine. And he has the stats to prove it.

Via Fox Sports:

With a putback dunk at 2:31 of the first quarter, James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 10 points or more in 500 consecutive games.

”When I see a stat like that, I’m like `Wow,’ because I know the history of the game, I know the guys who paved the way for myself and my teammates,” James said. ”To be in such a great class like that, it’s an amazing feeling.”

James said he was humbled to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (with streaks of 787 and 508 games), Michael Jordan (866), Karl Malone (575) and Moses Malone (526) as the only players to accomplish the feat.

The Miami Heat went on to best the Raptors by a score of 104-95. Chris Bosh was celebrating the birth of his daughter so he was not present to face his old team. In his absence, Dwyane Wade chipped in 20 points and Udonis Haslem started in his place.

Fans in the Air Canada Centre had another reason to boo beside their team taking the L. During the waning moments of the game, LeBron put on a little hotdogging exhibition before earning the assist from Ray Allen’s three-pointer.

Are these the Toronto Raptors Drake was excited about? Nah, they can’t be.

[Props to BR for the clip]

Photo: Ron Turenne