Brooklyn Nets thrashed Orlando Magic as Kyrie Irving bagged career-high 60 points in the game. A lot of records were scattered in March, especially in this week and Irving’s 60 points came on the following day after Karl-Anthony Towns scored 60 points on March 14. This happened first time since 1962, the NBA witnessed two 60 points games from players on consecutive days.
It was obvious that with these insane performances come out insane reactions. This time even LeBron James took to Twitter to share his views on the match.
LeBron James Reacts To Kyrie Irving’s 60 Points Against Orlando Magic
Irving scored 60 points playing for 35 minutes for Brooklyn Nets and helped them to defeat Magic by 150-108. This is the second 60 pointer of the season; previously Karl-Anthony Towns scored 60 just a day before.
LeBron James who scored 56 points on March 5, also took to Twitter and reacted to Irving’s performance. James wrote on Twitter,“Ky stop it man!!! Actually don’t 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣”
Ky stop it man!!! Actually don’t 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 16, 2022
The other NBA fans also took to Twitter to appreciate Irving’s 60. Let’s have a look:
— Famouslos32 (@famouslos32) March 16, 2022
41-points in the first half.
mayor of New York watching unvaccinated Kyrie drop 41 in the 1st half pic.twitter.com/SmJJ0NxnO6
— LakeShowYo (@LakeShowYo) March 16, 2022
Imagine if it was done.
If Kyrie scores 81 tonight I'll give someone that likes and retweets this $1,000
— Joe Knows (@JoeKnowsYT) March 16, 2022
Kyrie dropped 41 in the first half??? Nash gotta let him go for 80 since he gonna have tomorrow off anyways
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) March 16, 2022
Was that funny?
Kyrie really the greatest part time employee in history
— Julian🃏 (@JulianEra7) March 16, 2022
Whether you like it or not, Kyrie gonna be the best guard in the league for the next 4 years.
Better to accept now rather than later and be on the right side of history.
— Don (@BrotherNickolai) March 16, 2022
Some Stats Related To 60 Points of Kyrie Irving
Most 60 Pointers in NBA
Kyrie Irving scored the 78th 60 pointers of NBA history and became the 32nd player to do so. Also, he is the 12th active player to score 60 in a single game.
Wilt Chamberlain has the highest number of 60 pointers which is 32 followed by Kobe Byrant, who had 6. James Harden and Michale Jordan and on third with 4 60-pointers.
Irvinh has now scored the season high points, tied with Karl-Anthony Towns who also has 60 points. LeBron James and Trae Young are on 3rd tied with 56 points.
- Mar-15: Kyrie Irving-60 POINTS
- Mar-14: Karl-Anthony Towns-60 POINTS
- Mar-5: LeBron James 56 POINTS
- Jan-3: Trae Young 56 POINTS
- Mar.-6 Jayson Tatum 54 POINTS
- Mar-13: Kevin Durant 53 POINTS
- Feb-28: Ja Morant 52 POINTS
- Feb-10: Luka Doncic 51 POINTS
- Jan-23: Jayson Tatum 51 POINTS
- Dec-12: Kevin Durant 51 POINTS
Interestingly, most of the high pointer games came in 2022.
Play-off Spot For Brooklyn Nets
Despite the huge win, the Nets are on 8th and a playoff spot doesn’t seem a very easy job for them.
Nets are now with 36-33 behind Raptors who are 38-30.