LeBron James Milestones: Where the Lakers star ranks all the time in points, assists, thefts and 3 points

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

He may not catch up with Jordan’s six rings, but with the trajectory that James’s career followed, he surpasses Michael in many career milestones before hanging up his Nike.

When entering the league in 19, it is only logical to expect a James caliber player to go through more than a few career milestones. Although he has spent more time off the court this season than he has so far, the king will still fall by enough to move up the charts in several categories.

James often said he wouldn’t look back until everything was said and done, but that wouldn’t stop us from looking at where the striker had been in Lakers history.

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Where did LeBron James place in the historical scoring?

Ironically, for a guy who isn’t considered a “shooter,” James is fast approaching Karel Malone, second on the list of all time.

James has a career average of around 27.0 points per game. In the 2021-22 season, he is on average just a touch below that career brand with 25.8 points per game. Assuming James stays healthy enough to play enough, he should beat Mailman in about 30 games.

If he maintains an average of 25 points, he will become the NBA’s leading leader in the next 106 games.

NBA leaders of all time in scoring
Rank Player Body
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38,387 th most common
2 Karl Malone 36,928 th most common
3 LeBron James 36 170
4 Kobe Bryant 33,643 th most common
5 Michael Jordan 32,292 th most common

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Where did LeBron James rank in the total number of assists?

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

His selflessness in just trying to make the right game has served him for more than 19 seasons. James has an average of 7.4 assists per game in his career and is on average (again) only a fraction lower than this season with 6.8 per game. This is one category where the King will not rule – it seems that John Stockton will hold this title forever – but James climbs higher than his current eighth place on the list.

From January 8, 2022, James needs eight assists to overtake the Big O, Oscar Robertson. Then there is the milestone of 10,000 career assistants.

The most successful NBA leaders in the number of assists
Rank Player Assists
1 John Stockton 15 806
2 Jason Kidd 12 091
3 Chris Paul 10 658
4 Steve Nash 10 335
5 Mark Jackson 10,334 th most common
6 Magic Johnson 10 141
7 Oscar Robertson 9,887 th most common
8 LeBron James 9,881 th most common

Where did LeBron James even land in rebounds?

This is one category in which James will not finish in the top 10 until his career is over.

James currently has 9,958 career rebounds and ranks 42nd all time. He only needs 42 to beat 10,000, which he should reach in the next nine games if he continues at his current rate of 5.2 rebounds per game. The current Lakers teammate Dwight Howard is in 11th place – he has 14,435 rebounds for comparison.

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Where did LeBron James fit in the history of the theft?

James recently joined the top 10 for all thefts.

James has an average of 1.6 thefts per game. In the 2021-22 season, he has an average of 1.8 thefts per match, which is the most since the 2011-12 season. He will most likely move to ninth place by the end of the season.

The NBA’s most successful theft leaders
Rank Player He steals
1 John Stockton 3,265 th most common
2 Jason Kidd 2,684 th most common
3 Michael Jordan 2,514 th most common
4 Gary Payton 2,445 th most common
5 Chris Paul 2,404 th most common
6 Maurice Cheeks 2,310 th most common
7 Scottie Pippen 2,307 th most common
8 Clyde Drexler 2,207 th most common
9 Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162 th most common
10. LeBron James 2 113

Where did LeBron James place in the overall standings of the three-point goals on the field?

The trio is another of the critics James had for his game at the beginning of his career, but as the league adapted to the new style of play, so did its best player.

James is currently fourth among active players and 11th in history. He only needs 84 more to move to 10th place.

James currently has an average of 7.9 three-point attempts per match (maximum career) and makes 2.9 per match (also the highest career maximum), so it’s not unreasonable to assume that until he becomes ninth on this list, surpasses Paul Pierce. Season 2021-22 is over.

NBA leaders of all time in 3-point field goals
Rank Player 3-point goals from the field
1 Ray Allen 3 012
2 Stephen Curry 2,940 th most common
3 Reggie Miller 2 560
4 James Harden 2,523 th most common
5 Kyle Korver 2 450
6 Vince Cartera 2 290
7 Jason Terry 2,282 th most common
8 Jamal Crawford 2,221 th most common
9 Damian Lillard 2,143 th most common
Paul Pierce 2,143 th most common
11 LeBron James 2 060


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