LOS ANGELES, California — The Los Angeles Lakers star Lebron James passed NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas for eighth in career assists on Monday night against Cleveland with his third-quarter dime to Danny Green.
“One of the best point guards this game has ever seen, and one of the toughest as well,” James said. “Any time I’m linked with the greats, it’s just an honor. I just hope I make them proud.”
James who currently leads the NBA in assists with a career-high 10.7 per game, finished with a total of eight in the 128-99 rout, giving him 9,067 in 17 seasons.
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James also scored 31 points against his former team, pushing his career total 33,513.
Based on his current scoring average of 25.4 points per game, James will surpass Lakers great Kobe Bryant for third in career scoring as early as Jan. 23 at Brooklyn.