CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James capped off a 129-123 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday in historic fashion as he completed the month of February by averaging a triple-double for the first time in a calendar month in his fabled 15-year career. The 14-time NBA All-Star and Four-time MVP, James also became the first player in NBA history to tally more than 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists for their career.
“Wow,” Lue said of James. “Hell of a achievement. I mean, yeah, especially coming into the league he’s a pass-first guy. Unselfish. To score 30,000 points in elite company — but to do all the other things he does shows he’s a complete all-around player and probably one of the best our game has seen as far as all-around passing, dribbling, powerful, shooting the basketball, scoring. Just a great player.”
King James had 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists versus the Nets to give him his 12th triple-double of the season and the 67th of his career. In 10 games in February, James averaged 27 points on 54.6 percent shooting, 10.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists.
“With the long list of so many great players that have come through this league, in the history of this league, for me to be the only [person] in a category, I think it’s pretty cool,” James said after the Cavaliers’ 129-123 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. “It’s pretty cool. I take pride in my game. I’ve always taken pride in being a triple threat since I started playing basketball, and I never wanted to be labeled as a scorer.
“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.”
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