LeBron James passed Mark Jackson and Steve Nash to move into fourth place on the NBA’s all-time assists list on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Lakers took on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. James was sixth on the all-time assists list entering Tuesday night’s game with 10,327 assists.
For his career, James has averaged 7.4 assists per game, which is fifth among active players. Chris Paul, who is just ahead of James on the all-time assist list, leads all active players in career assists per game with 9.4. — John Wall (8.8), Russell Westbrook (8.3) and Ricky Rubio (7.5) round out the top five.
While nothing is out of reach for the ultra-durable James, catching Paul would be tough considering he’s still playing. In fact, Paul is closer to the second spot on the list, currently held by Jason Kidd, than James is to Paul.
Fortunately for James, there are still plenty of other records he can beat; most notably Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record, which he is poised to break as soon as next week. James is the only player in the top five all-time in points and assists.
The Lakers are 13th in the Western Conference with a 24-28 record after their 129-123 win over the Knicks on Tuesday. James finished the night with 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
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