LeBron James climbs to fourth on the NBA’s assists list as he closes in on becoming the league’s career scoring leader.
James passed both Mark Jackson (10,334) and Steve Nash (10,335) in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 129-123 overtime victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. His 10,336 assists came on Thomas Bryant’s dunk with a little more than 9 ½ minutes remaining.
He finished with 11 assists and now has 10,338.
James came into the game 117 pts
It was James’ first match at Madison Square Garden since January 2020. He missed one game because of injury and then was suspended last season after striking Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart in the face.
Top five all-time leaders in NBA’s assist list:
- John Stockton- 15,806 (10.5 per game)
- Jason Kidd- 12,091 (8.7)
- Chris Paul* – 11,246 (9.5)
- LeBron James*- 10,335 (7.3)
- Steve Nash- 10, 335 (8.5)