Dominique Wilkins Says He Could Have Scored 40 Against Bobcats

Source: Zach Harper / CBS Sports

LeBron James‘ 61-point scoring performance against the Charlotte Bobcats Monday night was still the talk of social media on Tuesday. People were dissecting whether it was even in the same conversation as the scoring efforts of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. People were wondering if it was the best scoring game we’ve seen out of LeBron James in terms of how he attacked and scored his points.

And NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins was apparently wondering just how many points he could have scored against a Bobcats’ defense that couldn’t seem to find the best player in the world when he was cooking. Wilkins tweeted out Tuesday evening that he could have dropped 40 at the age of 54 with the way the Bobcats played defense.

At first glance, it looked like Wilkins was diminishing the scoring performance of LeBron and bashing a Bobcats defense that is actually ranked seventh in the NBA this season. But Wilkins made sure to explain himself on Twitter and not really leave it up for interpretation to misconstrue what he was saying. He claimed he was more commenting on the changes in the game now from when he was playing.

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  • Brian Allen

    And while they may be ranked seventh on defense this year, if one guy burns you for 60 you were not playing good D.