Lebron James Career Stats
Sharing the ball with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh during the 2010-11 season has not affected Lebron James' career stats in the NBA. If anything, James has managed to retain the dominance in Miami that he showed in Cleveland. Off the court, sponsors are lining up for endorsements and fans are lining up for autographs. Well, everywhere expect for Cleveland. This look at the numbers James has posted in his NBA career will offer an insight into why they call him the King.
- 27.7 points: James has been a scoring machine since coming into the league as the overall no. 1 draft pick in 2003. He has averaged 27 points or more in all but two seasons and posted a career high average of 31.4 points per game during his third season with the Cavaliers. Included in his scoring averages are 42 games with at least 40 points and eight games where he has scored more than 50 points. James finds a variety of ways to score, and guarding him is harder than ever with Bosh and Wade there to draw away defensive attention.
- 7.1 rebounds: Consistency on the boards has been a hallmark for James. He has averaged at least seven rebounds per game in six of the last seven seasons. He has recorded 164 double-doubles and 115 times he has posted ten rebounds or more. James regularly ranks among the NBA rebound leaders at small forward.
- 7.0 assists: In the 2009-10 season, James became the first NBA forward to average 8.0 assists in a single season. He is only the third player at 6-foot-8 or taller to achieve that feat, following Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson. James has eclipsed ten assists 92 times in his career and has recorded 28 triple-doubles. He has dished out at least 500 assists five different times in his career.
- Two-time MVP: James earned recognition as the league's top player during each of his final two seasons in Cleveland. His first MVP honors came after the 2008-09 season when James averaged 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists while leading the Cavaliers to a franchise best 66-16 record. He was named MVP again a season later after averaging 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists and leading Cleveland to a 61-21 record. During that season, James became the youngest player in NBA history to surpass the 15,000 point plateau.
- No. 1: His departure to Miami left a sour taste in the mouths of many Cleveland fans. Still, the presence of James will be felt in franchise record books for many years to come. He left the Cavaliers as the franchise leader in points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, three-point field goals attempted, steals, triple-doubles and minutes played. He is also the all-time leader in Cleveland in many of those same categories for postseason play.