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LeBron becomes first NBA player with 30K points, 8K rebounds, and 8K assists

The Cavaliers forward also averaged a triple-double in a calendar month, for the first time in his 15-year career. He averaged 27.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.5 assists in February.

LeBron becomes first NBA player with 30K points, 8K rebounds, and 8K assists The Cavaliers forward also averaged a triple-double in a calendar month, for the first time in his 15-year career. He averaged 27.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.5 assists in February.

Kahron Spearman


Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James accomplished two significant achievements in Tuesday night's 129-123 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

First, the 14-time All-Star finished out February averaging a triple-double in a calendar month for the first time. More importantly, James became the first player in NBA history to register more than 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists.

I always wanted to be labeled as just an all-around basketball player; and I get more gratification out of the assists more than anything, because to get my guys great looks or they're knocking down shots, that means a lot to me.


James put up 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists against the Nets to give him his 12th triple-double of the season, and his 67th of his career. 

In 10 games in February, James averaged 27.0 points on 54.6 percent shooting, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.5 assists, per ESPN Stats.

In a broad context, James is climbing the upper reaches of what's possible for a player entering his mid-30's, fifteen seasons into a career.

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