Cam Thomas Makes NBA History

While all the focus and hoopla Tuesday night was on LeBron James' historical night becoming the NBA's all-time scoring leader, Brooklyn Nets' young stud Cam Thomas was making his own history.

By scoring 43 points in the Nets' 116-112 loss to the Phoenix Suns, Thomas became the youngest player in NBA history to score 40+ points in three straight games. 

The 21-year-old went 11-for-23 from the field, and 18-for-20 from the line in entering his name in the history books. He had 44 points and a career-high 47 in his previous two games.

“It’s real surreal. Just glad I have my name in the history books being this young,” Thomas said. “Obviously I’d rather have the win since it sounds better if you have these way fun games with the two wins that we lost. But it’s just good to have my name in history. And I’m still going to embrace it.”

The previous youngest player to pull off the 40-point three-peat was Allen Iverson during a run of five straight 40-point games in April 1997.

After a multitude of DNP-CDs earlier in the season, Thomas is now hearing MVP chants at Barclays Center.

An incredible story, and just another example of what simply giving a talented young player an opportunity can do.

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