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LeBron James is having yet another incredible year. At 33, he’s averaging 27.4 points and 8.6 rebounds (both above his career averages) and a career-high 9.1 assists per game, and he’s doing so despite a team that was reconstructed on the fly midseason. He’s averaging 30.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 9.5 assists in 37 minutes per game this month, and told Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press he’d vote for himself for MVP (and he has a case, even though he probably won’t win). And in Wednesday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets, he reached double-digit points for the 866th consecutive game, tying Michael Jordan’s 17-year-old mark (and doing so in the second quarter against the team Jordan owns). But that wasn’t the LeBron moment that got the most attention Wednesday. That might be this attempted dunk he thought better of halfway up, which spawned quite the jokes:

However, there were plenty of ridiculous positive highlights from James too. Such as this no-look pass from one knee:

Or this bounce pass in to Rodney Hood:

Or this put-back dunk:

Or these second-quarter dunks, and a three:

Or this zany baseline pass:

Or the later baseline pass the other way:

Or this further steal and dunk to pass Kevin Garnett in career steals:

And he put up over 30 points, matching another Jordan record:

And received a standing ovation and MVP chants from the road crowd:

James finished with 41 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. And even his missed dunk was pretty cool. Not a bad night at all. But of course that’s not enough to impress Skip Bayless:

Judging by how hard Bayless is getting dunked on, though, LeBron had the much better night.

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.