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Lakers’ LeBron James Passes Steve Nash for No. 4 on NBA’s All-Time Assists Checklist

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIFebruary 1, 2023Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty ImagesLos Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has passed Basketball Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash for fourth all time on the NBA’s career assists list after dishing his ninth dime of the night during his team’s road game against the New York Knicks on

Lakers’ LeBron James Passes Steve Nash for No. 4 on NBA’s All-Time Assists Checklist

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIFebruary 1, 2023

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket during the game against the New York Knicks on January 31, 2023 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has handed Basketball Corridor of Fame level guard Steve Nash for fourth all time on the NBA’s profession assists checklist after dishing his ninth dime of the night time throughout his crew’s street sport towards the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

One of many biggest passers ever.

Congrats to @KingJames on passing Steve Nash for the 4th-most assists in NBA historical past.

James entered Tuesday needing 9 assists to move Nash, who made 10,335 profession dimes. He additionally wanted eight assists to get by Mark Jackson for fifth all time.

James took fifth alone after he discovered Troy Brown Jr. for a three-pointer with 10:06 remaining in regulation to interrupt a 90-all tie. He then handed Nash on the Lakers’ subsequent possession with a dish to heart Thomas Bryant for a dunk.


LeBron has moved to 4th all-time in profession assists 👑

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The highest three consists of two Corridor of Famers (John Stockton at 15,806 and Jason Kidd at 12,091) and a future one in Phoenix Suns level guard Chris Paul (11,246).

James’ run up the profession assists leaderboard is going on concurrently as he chases down Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on prime of the NBA’s all-time factors checklist. He entered Tuesday with 38,271 factors, simply 116 shy of Abdul-Jabbar.

At his present price, he seems very more likely to earn the consideration earlier than the Lakers take off for the All-Star Break following their Feb. 15 matchup versus the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 38-year-old started the night with 30.2 factors, 8.5 rebounds and seven.1 assists per sport in his twentieth NBA season. His accolades already embody 4 NBA MVP awards, 4 NBA championships, 18 All-Star Recreation appearances and 18 All-NBA crew honors.

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