Without a doubt, LeBron James is on the Mt. Rushmore of NBA Superstars. He has the longevity, the stats, the accolades, and the NBA championships to hold his name among the very best ever do it within any sport. No player in NBA history has taken care of their body like LeBron James and no player has managed to play at a high level for this long like him either.
Quite simply, LeBron James is one of a kind athlete that we will never see again. With all his success and dominance on the NBA court, he will hold records that will forever be attached to his name and will never be broken again. Here are all the records that will be held by LeBron James forever.
Most Postseason Minutes: 10,049
LeBron's longevity is something out of a storybook. He simply never gets injured and always seems to be 100% every single night since he came into the league. Only Lord knows what his secret is, but clearly, no one works harder on his own body than LeBron James.
LeBron is the king of the postseason, always dragging any team he's on out of the regular season and competing in the playoffs. It is almost certain that there will never be a player as dominant as LeBron James both physically and on a talent scale, so his postseason minutes' record will probably never be broken.
Rankings: LeBron James 10,049, Tim Duncan 9,370, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 8,851
Averaging A Minimum Of 25 PPG For 15 Straight Seasons
LeBron James has managed an astonishing 25 points per game for 15 straight seasons. Despite not being known as a pure scorer, LeBron James has managed to drop at least 25 points per game for as long as anyone can remember.
While there are great scorers in the NBA right now including Luka Doncic and Trae Young, they do not possess the physical ability of LeBron James and that is why this record will probably never be broken.
LeBron James can score around the rim easier than almost any player in history, and his ability to remain healthy and dominant at the highest level is something that we will never see again.
Most Postseason Points: 6911
Many don't know this, but LeBron James has the most postseason points in NBA history. That's right, he is ahead of the likes of Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Jordan who have famously dominated the postseason with pure force and offensive showcases every single time they are competing for NBA championships. But LeBron James seems to always be in the playoffs, always play in the Finals, and always put up insane scoring numbers.
LeBron has the unique gift to drag any team he's on to the postseason, and that is why he's been able to score as many points as he has in the playoffs. His incredible postseason scoring number will probably never be broken.
Rankings: LeBron James 6,911, Michael Jordan 5,987, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 5,762
8 Consecutive NBA Finals: 2010-2018
Many people seem to shrug off LeBron's 8 consecutive NBA Finals appearances, but this is a record in of itself. There can't be another player in history who can manage to make eight finals in a row, especially when the league is surrounded by incredible talent on many different teams. The league is getting more balanced as the years go by, so one dominant player is very hard to find.
LeBron James has pretty much run the league for the better part of a decade and they're likely isn't a player who can mimic this kind of dominance on the NBA floor again.
Only Player With 34,000 PTS, 9,000 REB, and 9,000 AST
LeBron James is the ultimate overall player. He can do it all and does everything at a high level. He can score with ease thanks to his size and offensive awareness, and can also pass the ball as one of the best playmakers we have ever seen despite standing 6'8". Due to his size and leaping ability, he can also rebound the ball better than most players at his position.
As a result, he will forever be the only player with 34,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, and 9,000 assists which is an incredible record that will never be broken. He managed to break this record by notching his 9,000th assists in the 108-95 win against the Mavericks in 2019.
Youngest Player Ever To Score 31,000 Points
When talking about the greatest scorers of all time including the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James has to be mentioned. After all, he was the youngest player ever to score 31,000 points in his career. This is a truly astonishing record and there will not be a player who is younger than him to accomplish this feat.
As a matter of fact, it will be hard to find a single player to even score 31,000 points over their career. This is no easy task and this just goes to show how dominant LeBron James has been since he came into the league. LeBron James famously became the youngest player to reach this milestone at 33 years of age, when he picked up his 7th point against the Spurs in 2018.
Rankings: LeBron James (33 years and 097 days), Kobe Bryant (34 years and 185 days), Wilt Chamberlain (36 years and 164 days)