LeBron James becomes only player in NBA history with 30K points, 9K rebounds, 9K assists
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James notched his 9,000th career assist on Sunday night in the team’s 108-95 win against the Dallas Mavericks. With his most recent accomplishment, LeBron is now the only player in NBA history with at least 30,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, and 9,000 assists:
In a league of his own 🤯 pic.twitter.com/XoRANq6GDv
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 30, 2019
LeBron continues to play a high level despite this being Year 17 for him. He’s leading the league in assists, something he never did in his first 16 seasons. He’s obviously one of the main reasons why the Lakers have the best record in the West, and he’s bound to make the All-Star Game for the 16th time in his career.
The Lakers are determined to win the championship this season, and James is doing everything he can to make it happen. Aside from doing almost everything on the floor, he’s also playing through injuries as of late, something that has been surprising a lot of people. LeBron could play it safe, but he has made it clear that as long as he’s healthy enough to play, he will play.
LeBron is currently putting up 25.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 10.8 assists per game this season. He has struggled to shoot the ball recent, but he’s finding other ways to help Los Angeles win. The Lakers recently snapped a four-game losing streak and have ended the decade by winning two consecutive games, moving to 26-7 on the season in the process. That record is 2.5 games ahead of the 23-9 Denver Nuggets.
LeBron James also has the opportunity to take Kobe Bryant’s place on the all-time scoring list this season. The King only needs 296 points to reach The Black Mamba, something he’s on track to accomplish in around 10-15 games as long as he keeps up his current scoring pace.