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When LeBron James first heard about this streak of games with at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting, he did not immediately think about who was on the list.
This was in January 1970 at Maryland's Cole Field House, and spectators were being treated to a prequel version of Bryce Harper minus five years. The chubby, 14-year-old DeMatha High School freshman was so strong that whenever he ascended for a rebound, opponents from Cardozo and Eastern flew off him hither, thither and yon.
But as he cradled his latest award, it obviously meant a great deal because "this is home, and it's a great honor," he said.
Now a leaner, older and presumably wiser Dantley was claiming his just due Sunday night at Nationals Park as he and five other inductees entered the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame.