Thursday, January 17, 2013

BronBron setting more records

In a blowout of the Warriors, yaboi LeBron became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points and also got his 5,000th assist.  Those are both pretty big milestones, so let's get some perspective on this. 

  • While the youngest to reach 20k points, he was the 8th-fastest.  However, he is second on the list of games needed to reach 20k points & 5k assists, behind only Oscar Robertson. 
  • He is one of only 11 players in the 20k points/5k rebounds/5k assists club.
  • Earlier this season, Chris Paul became the youngest, and 5th-fastest to reach 5k assists, needing 510 games.  LeBron took 726.
  • With his expanded rebound rate, you can easily see him reaching 20/10/5, which would put him in company with only Kareem, Malone, and Garnett. 
  • Since 2007, LeBron has led the league in combined Pts/Asts/Rebs every year except one, in which he came in second to Kevin Love 41.4 to 41.3
  • In the win last night, Bron got 25pts/10ast/7reb.  In the last 10 years, he has had 49 games where he reached at least those numbers.  Next on the list?  Kobe with 12
  • He is second in the league with 14 20pt/10reb games this year, behind David Lee at 16
  • And for a few predictions: If LeBron can average 22pts/5assts per game for the next 10 years, he would finish as the NBAs leading scorer, and 7th all-time on the assists list (being the only forward in the top 25)
  • LeBron's career totals will almost certainly flirt with 30k pts/10k reb/10k asts/2k stls/1k blks.  Should he get there, he'd be the only one in da club

You may not like him, but at least appreciate you're watching one of the 5 best players to ever pick up a basketball, possibly even the best. 

(Some stats thanks to ESPN and Chris Palmer)

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