LeBron James becomes first NBA star with 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists
LeBron James just achieved another huge milestone by becoming the first NBA player to reach 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists in Basketball.
The 14-time NBA All-Star achieved the milestone in Ohio as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Brooklyn Nets 129-123 at the Quicken Loans Arena. He also finished the calendar month by averaging a triple-double for the first time in his career.
According to records, the 33-year-old now has 12 triple-doubles this season and 67 during his incredible 15 years in the NBA. He is also the first frontcourt player and the 11th overall in league history to reach 8,000 assists.
Speaking on his incredible achievement, he said: ‘Scoring has always been last for me.
‘I’ve never looked at myself as a scorer. But to know the history of the game and seeing the guys that put up triple-doubles on a regular (basis) from Jason Kidd to Magic Johnson to Oscar Robertson to Russell Westbrook, you can throw my name in there as well.
‘With the long list of so many great players that have come through this league, in the history of this league, for me to be the only (person) in a category, I think it’s pretty cool,’ James said. ‘It’s pretty cool.’