Lebron James has passed former NBA player Rod Strickland for the 11th place on the all-time assists list. Rod Strickland was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1988. He went on to play for the Spurs, Trailblazers, Wizards, Heat, Timberwolves, Magic, Raptors, and Rockets. Strickland retired in 2005 with 7, 987 assists under his belt (according to ESPN). Now despite having several good seasons, and making the All NBA second team in 1998, Strickland has never made an NBA All-star team.
However, just the mere fact that Lebron James was able to crack the list. Of the top 25 all-time assists players – is clearly a milestone. He’s the only forward to crack the top 25. So to make it to number 11 is unbelievable. (For the record. Every other player that made the top 25 is a point guard)
Lebron now has Andre Miller ahead of him for 10th place on the list with 8524 assists. Barring any major injury and having to sit out (for awhile) Lebron should pass Miller by next season. He will then only have one player on the list. Who’s currently still actively playing in the NBA, and that’s Chris Paul.
When we consider the fact that Lebron is already number seven on the all-time NBA scoring list. With at least three more good seasons. left in his career. Lebron will go down as one of the best all-around players. The NBA has ever seen.