"That's a good moment, a special moment not only for myself but for my family and for so many kids that look up to me for inspiration to know that you can actually go out there and do it", a humbled James said after the game, via ESPN.
James kept up the scoring from there, totaling 35 points by the end of the third quarter, accounting for the 20th time in his career that he had scored 30 or more points against the Hornets, which tied Jordan in a separate record for the most 30-point games by a Hornets opponent. "And I've been around some great teammates and coaches, and two organizations that have allowed me to be who I am, that's two".
James's effort propelled the Cavs to a bounce-back win after a disappointing defeat to the Heat in Miami on Tuesday - when they produced a season-low 79 points.
LeBron James' incredible 15th season has him in the conversation to win his fifth MVP award.
James scored eight points in the space of two minutes down the stretch in the fourth quarter to put the Cavaliers in the driving seat.
However, James already had passed Jordan as the league's all-time leading playoff scorer last spring.
"It means a lot for me, and it means more to the youth that kind of needs hope", added James.
Despite coming up on the losing end of The Finals against the Golden State Warriors last June, James made National Basketball Association history, as he became the first player ever in the championship round to average a triple-double of points, rebounds and assists.
Jordan did not comment on James tying his streak. "It seems like every game it's something". "When you done with the game, those are the moments right there where you wish you had it back, and obviously you'll never be able to get it back, but you never take that for granted, especially being on the road".
"It's pretty incredible. It's pretty incredible", James said of the recognition. "It's like watching Michael Jackson on tour".