LeBron James Makes History Again After Breaking Another NBA Record

Breaking records has been something of a habit for LeBron James since he arrived in the NBA, and it appears his appetite for success remains as insatiable as it was 15 years ago.

The three-time NBA champion added two more milestones to his stellar résumé as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets 129-123 on Tuesday night.

James ended the game with 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, meaning he has averaged a triple-double over February, the first time he has done so over a month in his career.

GettyImages-916400982 LeBron James averaged a triple-double in February. Getty Images

By doing so, he became the oldest-ever player to average a triple-double, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain’s record. Wilt the Stilt was 31 years and seven months old when he achieved the feat in March 1968, while James turned 33 in December of last year.

As per Basketball-Reference.com, Chamberlain averaged a scarcely believable 26.7 points, 23.3 rebounds and 11.9 assists over 13 games, while James posted 27 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists over three fewer games.

"It's pretty cool,” James was quoted as saying by ESPN.

“I take pride in my game. I've always taken pride in being a triple threat since I started playing basketball, and I never wanted to be labeled as a scorer.

"I always wanted to be labeled as just an all-around basketball player; and I get more gratification out of the assists more than anything, because to get my guys great looks or they're knocking down shots, that means a lot to me."

James, who has played in all 60 of the Cavs' games this season, also became the first player in NBA history to break the 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists threshold.

By breaking the 8,000 assists barrier, the four-time MVP became only the 11th player in NBA history to reach the tally and the first among frontcourt players to do so.

"With the long list of so many great players that have come through this league, in the history of this league, for me to be the only [person] in a category, I think it's pretty cool," James said, as reported by USA Today.

"It's pretty cool."

The Ohio native, however, was eager to pay tribute to his teammates, insisting his achievements would not have been possible without the Cavaliers’ supporting cast.

"I'm just playing some good ball, and the most consistent thing for me right now is I'm available out there on the floor for my teammates," he told ESPN.

"They give me the room to go out and do what I need to do to help them as much as I can […] I'm just trying to make plays, get rebounds and also try to score the ball a little bit as well.

“So, I would say for me individually, it was a pretty good month."

Despite having been on the scene for 15 years, according to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue James was getting better with time.

"He's had a great month,” he told reporters.

He's really done a good job of just carrying the team. We was going through a tough stretch and he stepped up. He really put this team on his back and his shoulders, and especially with these new guys, he's showing them the way.

After Tuesday’s win, the Cavs are now third in the Eastern Conference with a 36-24 record.

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