That means that he has played for thousands of games and has accomplished so many things.
Yet, despite his age of 37, James is still breaking records and reaching new heights in league history.
LeBron James needs just 97 assists to pass Magic Johnson on the all-time assist ladder 🤯
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For example, James needs just 97 assists to pass Magic Johnson on the all-time assist leaderboard in the NBA.
James currently has 10,045 assists while Johnson ended his career with 10,141.
There is no doubt that James will be able to do this in no time at all.
James Over Johnson
Considering James had 349 assists last season, it’s all but inevitable that he will surpass Johnson towards the beginning of the 2022-23 season.
The only question is what other NBA stars he will pass by.
The all-time assist leader in league history is John Stockon with 15,806.
It’s unlikely that James will be able to top that before he retires but he can definitely pass Steve Nash with 10,335 and Chris Paul with 10,977 (although Paul will be adding to that total, of course).
James has emphasized assists throughout his career and will likely do that even more in the seasons ahead as he isn’t able to move as quickly and be as physical as he once was.
Part of leading a team is making assists for other players and the Lakers definitely need James to lead.
The team has a slew of problems but James’ work ethic and output are not some of them.
In fact, he is the most reliable star on the roster when it comes to assists and points, and even more.