For the first time in his career, Lebron James has played all 82 games in one season — adding on yet another record for the 33-year-old basketball star.
James had never played every game in a regular season, because he usually sits out games at the end of the year to rest up for the playoffs.
The 4-time MVP players previous high record of games played was 81. The Cavs coach, Tyronn Lue said James wanting to play all 82 games says a lot.
“He wants to play,” Lue said. “I mean, it’s hard to play 82 games. I was in the league 11 years. Never had a chance to get to 82. Everything has to go absolutely right. He wants to play and I guess in his 15th year to get to 82, it really says a lot. It says a lot about him. But once he gets his 10 points, don’t be surprised if I yank him out. He might get mad, but I don’t care. I don’t care.”
James will finish the season leading in points and minutes played. He entered the finale averaging 27.7 points with career-highs in 9.2 assists and 8.7 rebounds .