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LeBron James Reaches Top 10 Assists in NBA History

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

One of greatest passers in the history of the game has ascended in the record books.

With his first dime against Memphis on Monday — a first-quarter bounce pass to Kyle Kuzma — LeBron James overtook Andre Miller (8,524) to enter the NBA’s all-time top 10 in assists.

A brilliant passer since his first days in the NBA, James has averaged 7.2 assists per game over his career, and 7.8 in his first season with the Lakers.

James’ accomplishment is all the more impressive considering he has spent the bulk of his career playing forward. The rest of the top 10 is comprised entirely of point guards, and the next-highest non-guard, Scottie Pippen, ranks 33rd.

Also one of the league’s elite scorers, LeBron is the only player who ranks among the all-time top 10 in both points and assists. He is fifth in scoring with 32,162 career points. Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson is the only other player who has come close, placing sixth all-time in assists and 12th in points.

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