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Sports LeBron James milestones: Where Lakers star ranks all time in points, assists, steals, 3-pointers made

04:46  04 december  2021
04:46  04 december  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Where does LeBron James rank all - time in scoring? Ironically, for a guy who isn't considered a "scorer," James is fast approaching Karl Malone for number two on the all - time list. James has a career scoring average of 27.0 points per game. In season 2021-22, he is averaging just a touch under that career mark with 25.8 points per game. Entering Friday's game against the Clippers, James trailed Malone by 1,278 points . Assuming James stays healthy enough to play another 50 games this season scoring at his current average, he should surpass The Mailman before the regular season is over.

Three- time NBA champion LeBron James has a firm spot in the basketball history books and his exact placement is becoming more clear. As he enters his second year with the Los Angeles Lakers , the 34-year-old star has some significant milestones he can hit rather quickly. Here are some of the most significant updates on his legacy that James will likely reach in 2019-20 if he produces It was the first time in his NBA career that he connected on at least two three - pointers per contest. During his final year in his second stint with the Cavaliers, he made a career-high 149 field goals from beyond the arc.

LeBron James once said he was chasing the ghost of Michael Jordan.

He might not catch up to Jordan's six rings, but with the trajectory that James' career has taken, he will surpass Michael in many career milestones by the time he hangs his Nikes up.

Entering Year 19 in the league, it is only logical to expect that a player of James' caliber would pass more than a few career milestones. Although he has spent more time off the court than he has on so far this season, the King will still drop enough numbers to move up the rankings in a few categories.

James has often said he won't look in the rearview until it's all said and done, but that won't stop us from taking a look at where the Lakers forward ranks all-time.

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Most times being a starter in All- Star games (16). 3 rd place all - time in defensive rebounds made in Only player in NBA history to lead both teams in points , rebounds, assists , blocks, and steals in a James ranks in the top 10 in every other major career statistical category, except personal fouls.

Having coached LeBron James for two seasons already, coach Frank Vogel knows the drill by now. When the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is approaching a statistical milestone to further add to James ' decorated career, Vogel will get a heads-up from a public relations staffer. James enters the season fifth all time in free throws made with 7,582, though he's shooting under 70% over the past three seasons and also averaged a career-low 5.7 attempts per game last season. He needs 113 makes from the line to pass Hall of Fame point guard Oscar Robertson for fourth.

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Where does LeBron James rank all-time in scoring?

Ironically, for a guy who isn't considered a "scorer," James is fast approaching Karl Malone for number two on the all-time list.

James has a career scoring average of 27.0 points per game. In season 2021-22, he is averaging just a touch under that career mark with 25.8 points per game.

Entering Friday's game against the Clippers, James trailed Malone by 1,278 points. Assuming James stays healthy enough to play another 50 games this season scoring at his current average, he should surpass The Mailman before the regular season is over.

If he maintains his 25 point scoring average, he will become the NBA's all-time leader in points in about another 106 games.

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As LeBron James enters his 17th NBA season, Bleacher Report is taking a look at where the four- time MVP sits in the history books in several statistical categories now, after his projected 2019-20 season and following the remainder of his Hall of Fame career. Already near the top of the all - time leaderboards in numerous categories, James has passed some of the game's greatest players, and even more legends are about to be bumped down the rankings . James ranks fourth all - time in career win shares, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Karl Malone.

LeBron James could play in Friday night's game against the LA Clippers after the NBA cleared him to return to the basketball court. He missed Tuesday's game in Sacramento after reportedly testing positive for COVID-19. As he made his way back down the court he gestured with a hand below his groin in a cupping motion while bouncing from foot to foot. The game on Wednesday was further marked by James ordering two young Indiana Pacers fans off the court, for making offensive remarks.

NBA's all-time leaders in scoring
Rank Player Points
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387
2 Karl Malone 36,928
3 LeBron James 35,651
4 Kobe Bryant 33,643
5 Michael Jordan 32,292
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Where does LeBron James rank all-time in assists?

James' court vision has been one of his strengths throughout his career.

His selflessness in just trying to make the right play happen has served him well over 19 seasons. James has a 7.4 assist per game career average and is averaging (again) just a fraction under that this season with 6.8 per game. This is one category where the King will not rule - it feels like John Stockton will hold this title for all eternity - but James will climb higher than his current eighth spot on the list.

As of Dec. 3, James needs 117 assists to overtake The Big O, Oscar Robertson. Assuming he doesn't miss any more games, he should pass him in 17 games.

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So when it came time for the third meeting, they thought they were prepared. After getting off to a slow start with only two points in the first quarter, James caught fire, dropping 11 in the second, 12 in the third and 16 in the fourth -- the final two coming on a breakaway dunk with 1.9 seconds left to make him Breakaway dunk over Damon Jones 2:08 left in third quarter Career point total: 2,726 Just a few months after this game, Damon Jones would end up on the Cavaliers, where he eventually made the winning basket to clinch LeBron James ' first playoff series win. Later, after retiring, he served as an

NBA's all-time leaders in assists
Rank Player Assists
1 John Stockton 15,806
2 Jason Kidd 12,091
3 Chris Paul 10,500
4 Steve Nash 10,335
5 Mark Jackson 10,334
6 Magic Johnson 10,141
7 Oscar Robertson 9,887
8 LeBron James 9,771

Where does LeBron James rank all-time in rebounds?

This is one category that James will not end up in the top 10 when his career is all over.

James currently has 9,808 total career rebounds to his name. Needing just 192 to crack 10,000, he should reach that within 37 games if he continues at his current rate of 5.2 rebounds per game. Current Lakers teammate Dwight Howard is 11th on the list all-time - he has 14,377 rebounds by comparison.

LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) © Provided by Sporting News LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Where does LeBron James rank all-time in steals?

This is another category where James will surpass Malone this season (not bad for a couple of forwards).

James is currently 12th on the all-time steals list, needing just three more to overtake Malone for 11th place. From there, he'll have Alvin Robertson in sight for the top 10.

James has a career steals average of 1.6 per game. He is actually averaging 1.8 steals per game so far in 2021-22, his highest since the 2011-12 season. In all likelihood, he will move into ninth place all-time by season's end.

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NBA's all-time leaders in steals
Rank Player Steals
1 John Stockton 3,265
2 Jason Kidd 2,684
3 Michael Jordan 2,514
4 Gary Payton 2,445
5 Chris Paul 2,378
6 Maurice Cheeks 2,310
7 Scottie Pippen 2,307
8 Clyde Drexler 2,207
9 Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162
10 Alvin Robertson 2,112
11 Karl Malone 2,085
12 LeBron James 2,083

Where does LeBron James rank all-time in 3-point field goals?

The three-ball is another of the critiques James had about his game early in his career, but as the league adapted to a new style of play, so did its best player.

James currently sits fourth among active players and 11th all-time. He needs just 96 more to move up into 10th place.

James is currently averaging 8.5 3-point attempts per game (a career-high) and making 2.9 per game (also a career-high), so it is not unreasonable to foresee him surpassing Paul Pierce on this list by the time the season is done.

NBA's all-time leaders in 3-point field goals
Rank Player 3-point field goals
1 Ray Allen 2,973
2 Stephen Curry 2,940
3 Reggie Miller 2,560
4 James Harden 2,502
5 Kyle Korver 2,450
6 Vince Carter 2,290
7 Jason Terry 2,282
8 Jamal Crawford 2,221
9 Paul Pierce 2,143
10 Damian Lillard 2,106
11 LeBron James 2,011

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