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LeBron James Reacts to Epic Scoring Streak by EMU’s Emoni Bates

LeBron James has played and watched a lot of basketball in his 38 years, so it probably takes an extraordinary performance to impress him.

Eastern Michigan star Emoni Bates did just that Tuesday night.

The Eagles made the hourlong trip south from Ypsilanti to play MAC rival Toledo, and it turned out to be a game to remember. Bates scored 29 consecutive Eagles points during the first half, keeping his team in the game with the remarkable scoring streak. He scored all but six of EMU’s 35 first-half points.

It might have come in a mid-major game, but it caught the attention of one of the sport’s greatest players ever.