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LEBRON JAMES
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Selected in the rst round (rst overall pick) of the2003 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers. Signed a multi-year contract extension on July 18, 2006.2008-09 SEASON:Played in a career-high 81 games (all starts)…averaged28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 1.69 steals anda career-best 1.15 blocks in 37.7 minutes per game…shot career highs from the eld (.489) and free throwline (.780)…was the only player to average at least 28.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in the NBA duringthe season...became justthe second player in NBA history to post veconsecutive seasons of at least 27.0 points, 6.0rebounds and 6.0 assists(Oscar Robertson)…led the NBA in fourthquarter scoring with a7.6 average, points per game in road games(31.5 ppg in 41 games)and combined points,rebounds and assistsaverage (43.3)…ledthe team in total points(2,304), rebounds (613), assists (587), steals (137) and blocks (93), becoming the fourth player since stealsand blocks became ofcial statistics in 1973-74 toaccomplish the feat (K. Garnett – 2002 with MIN, S.Pippen – 1994 with CHI and D. Cowens – 1977 withBOS)…led the NBA in triple-doubles (7) and freethrows made (594), second in points per game (28.4)and total points (2,304), third in eld goals made (789)and attempted (1,613), free throws attempted (762),fourth in free throws attempted per game (9.4), tied for sixth in total steals (137), tied for seventh in steals per game (1.69), eighth in total assists (587), ninth in assists per game (7.2), tied for 13th in defensive rebounds per game (6.3), tied for 14th in double-doubles (29), 23rd in blocks per game (1.15) and 25th total rebounds (613)…scored 41 points in three of the Cavs rst eight games (41versus Chi on Nov. 5th and 8th and 41 versus Milwaukeeon Nov. 11th), becoming the rst player since MichaelJordan in 1991 to score 40-or-more in at least three of a team’s rst eight games of a season…with 38 points,seven rebounds, six assists, three blocks and four stealsversus Boston on Jan. 9, James became the rst personto reach those numbers in a game since David Robinsonon March 19, 1994…totaled 23 points, 15 rebounds, 11assists and three blocks versus Sacramento on Jan. 27th, becoming the rst player to post at least those numbersin a game since Larry Bird in 1987…tallied 33 points,14 rebounds and nineassists on Jan. 24th atUtah, becoming therst player to recordat least those numbersin a non-overtimegame since KevinGarnett in 2004…at Madison SquareGarden on Feb. 4th,James posted 52 points, nine rebounds,11 assists and two blocks against theKnicks. The last player to have at leastthose numbers in a game was Wilt Chamberlain onMarch 18th, 1968…joined Michael Jordan as the onlytwo visitors to MSG to have multiple 50-point games…made a career-high eight three-pointers on 11 attemptson his way to a season-best 55 points at Milwaukee onFeb. 20…became only the 12th player in NBA historyto have three consecutive triple-doubles (March 7th,10th and 12th)…posted 43 points, 12 rebounds, eightassists, four steals and a block versus Orlando on March17th, joining Larry Bird in 1992 as the only playersto record at least those numbers in a game…Jamesnished March with 479 points, 152 rebounds and 143assists. The only other player in NBA history to reacheach of those totals in one month is Oscar Robertson,who did it in eight separate months, most recently in
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