LeBron took his motto “Strive for Greatness” to a whole new level during his first season back with the Cavs. During the 14’-15’ season, LeBron had some games to cherish as he racked up some more records for the trophy room. Here are some examples:
10. Youngest player to 24,000 points:
One of LeBron’s most impressive records for the season was set on January 16, 2015. The Cavs were visiting LA to take on the Clippers and LeBron was fresh of the the two week rest from nagging injuries. LeBron was able to score 30+ points for the third consecutive game, but more importantly, James became the youngest player to hit the 24,000 points milestone. The King was just over 30 years old when he scored his 24,000th point, doing it a year sooner than Kobe Bryant, who was 31 when he notched 24,000.
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9. Most assists by a forward:
On February 24, 2015, LeBron James passed Scottie Pippen for the most career assists by a forward. The game put LeBron at 6,142 assists, 7 more than Pippen accumulated in his career. LeBron currently has 6,301, placing him 26th on the all time assist leaders board. Of the 25 in front of him, only Andre Miller and Chris Paul are currently in the NBA.
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8. Most assists in Cavs history:
A few weeks after surpassing Scottie Pippen for most assists by a forward, LeBron was able to secure a spot in Cavs history. On March 10, James passed Mark Price for most assists in Cavaliers history with 4,207.
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7. 20th on all time scoring:
LeBron James started this season ranked 25th on the all time scoring list. Today, LeBron is sitting at the 20th spot on the list. First, LeBron passed Robert Parrish and Charles Barkley. On February 22nd, James passed Allen Iverson with 24,368 points. Just a week and a half later, LeBron passed Ray Allen on the list during a game in Boston. On April 2nd, the Heat were visiting the Q and with just over 7 minutes left in the first quarter, LeBron sunk a hook shot to give him 24,816 points, passing Patrick Ewing. James currently has 24,913 points, just 279 points away from taking Jerry West’s position at 19.
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6. Eastern Conference Player of the Week 48th time:
One of James’ lesser known accomplishments came on midway through January. LeBron became the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the 48th time, more than any other NBA player. 29 of those weeks, James was dawning a Cavs jersey.
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5. Regular season PER:
Towards the end of the season, LeBron wouldn’t cool off. He was consistently good the whole season, leading to another record. At the end of the season LeBron ended with a Player Efficiency Rating of 32.2, breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31.82 from the 62’-63’ season. LeBron James now has 3 of the top 10 highest regular season PERs, along with Chamberlain, who also has 3, and Michael Jordan who has the remaining 4.
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4. LeBron 7th Most Playoff Minutes
In the NBA Finals, LeBron James had to take on a larger role and played a ton of minutes without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. James passed Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, and Julius Irving for 7th on the NBA’s all time playoff minutes at 7561. Up next? Karl Malone, Shaquille O’Neal, and Scottie Pippen.
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3. Most All Time 30 point, 5 rebound, 5 assist games
During Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James scored 31 points, brought down eight rebounds, and dished out six assists. That performance would tie him with Jordan for most 30 pt, five rebs, five ast games. In Game 2 of the East Finals, James would pass Jordan in that department with 31 points, nine rebounds, and 11 assists on the night, which is basically a triple double had Tristan Thompson not ripped down every rebound he could find.
James stands at 52 games while Jordan has 51, and Kobe Bryant has 37.
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2. 4th All Time In Playoff Assists
LeBron passed Larry Bird, Steve Nash, Scottie Pippen, Kobe Byrnat, Tony Parker, and Michael Jordan for 4th on the all-time playoff assists list this postseason alone. James now sits at most among active players and has 1188 assists behind Magic Johnson, John Stockton, and Jason Kidd.
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1. 6th all time postseason scoring:
Just because the regular season ended, LeBron still stacked up some playoff records. On April 21st, LeBron passed Jerry West for 7th on career post season points with 4,458. In Game 6 of the NBA Finals, James also passed Karl Malone for 6th on the all time scoring list and now sits at 5,020 career playoff points. Michael Jordan currently tops the list with 5,987 post season points.