Following the end of the 2021 NBA regular season, LeBron James made it 17 seasons and counting in which he has averaged at least 25 PPG with a current 27 PPG.
In contrast, the next closest players are Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone with 12 seasons.
From his incredible 18-year career, the only anomaly was in his rookie season, averaging 20.9 PPG. Since his rookie season, James has hovered above the 25 mark, averaging a career high 30.0 PPG in the 2007-2008 season which won him the scoring title.
James responded to the stat via Twitter.
“Since I was 19 years old! And I’m a pass first guy. Always been. That’s why I’m never mentioned with the greats of scoring huh?? That’s perfect cause I’d rather keep it that way!” James said.
Besides being one of the greatest scorers to ever step foot on the court, James has always been a pass-first guy. With a career 7.4 APG, James took home the NBA assists leader in 2020 with 10.2 APG.
James and the Los Angeles Lakers will be taking on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the play-in tournament on Wednesday night. Both teams will be fighting for the 7th seed.
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