Lakers’ LeBron James makes all kinds of history with 10th NBA Finals appearance
LeBron James of the Lakers continues to make history in the NBA, specifically the NBA Finals.
LeBron, who has made good on his promise to take the Lakers back to the championship round of the NBA Playoffs, joins the list of players who have made 10 or more NBA Finals, now has 15 career 30-point triple-doubles in the playoffs in his career, and now has four triple-doubles in the playoffs since he turned 35.
When it comes to the players with 10 or more NBA Finals appearances, LeBron joins three other legends: Bill Russell, Sam Jones, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Those 10 Finals appearances are more than three-fourths of the league’s teams, 27 to be exact. The only other two players to have 15 career 30-point triple-doubles in the playoffs are Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook. His four triple-doubles in the playoffs after the age of 35 is more than the rest of NBA history combined.
Only three teams have made more Finals than LeBron has in their history; the current team he’s on, the Los Angeles Lakers with 32, the Boston Celtics with 21, and the Golden State Warriors with 11, which means two more Finals appearances for James and he would pass the Warriors in their history.
The triple-double records shows just how versatile LeBron is, even at his age, which has enabled him to stay in the league for as long as he has, and it does not look like he is slowing down with the Lakers. With how well LeBron has been playing lately, he could very well shatter a number of other records by the time he’s done.
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