LeBron James, the NBA‘s all-time main scorer and an iconic determine within the league’s historical past, has set a much less flattering file by surpassing 5,000 profession turnovers throughout a sport towards the Phoenix Suns.
Regardless of the unfavorable connotation, turnovers are an inevitable consequence for gamers with in depth ball-handling obligations over lengthy careers.
James surpassed Karl Malone‘s earlier file of 4,525 turnovers in 2021, and his new benchmark of 5,000 turnovers could show difficult for future gamers to succeed in.
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Whereas turnovers are usually not celebrated statistics, the highest gamers within the all-time turnover leaderboard, together with legends similar to John Stockton, Jason Kidd, and Magic Johnson, spotlight that prolific ball handlers typically accumulate such figures.
Though data are made to be damaged, the lively gamers closest to James on the turnover checklist, similar to Russell Westbrook and James Harden, could not have the identical alternative to succeed in 5,000 given their profession trajectories.
Evaluating turnovers per sport (TO PG) averages, LeBron James has a median of three.50, whereas Russell Westbrook has 4.06, James Harden has 3.73, and Kevin Durant stands at 3.17.
Notably, LeBron has performed considerably extra video games than the others, with 1,429 video games in his 21-season profession. Westbrook has performed 1,101 video games, lately surpassing 1,000, and Harden is a latest member of the 1,000 profession sport membership with 1,002 video games.
Durant is approaching this milestone with 994 video games performed. Regardless of variations in turnover averages, James’ increased variety of video games performed showcases his enduring presence and longevity within the NBA.