Prolific passer LeBron James on track for historic feat

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LeBron James, who has always been a tremendous passer, is on the verge of another huge accomplishment in his amazing career.

The Los Angeles Lakers floor leader is on pace to win his first NBA assist title.

King James would become the NBA’s oldest first-time assist champion. What’s more, he’d be the second-oldest NBA assist leader. Phoenix Suns offensive conductor Steve Nash was 37 when he won his fifth and final assist title, dishing out a league-best 11.4 assists in the 2010-11 season.

Furthermore, all-time assist leader John Stockton collected his final assist crown at age 34 in the 1995-96 season.

This season, LeBron James is averaging a career-high 10.9 assists per game through Saturday, nearly two assists more than his previous career-high total (9.1 with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017-18 campaign). And spirited MVP talk is following him around the league.

Some would even argue that he’s better than ever.

High praise for LeBron James

“I’ve never seen a player that can dominate a game the way LeBron James can,” Scottie Pippen once said. “He don’t always have to score. He makes plays for other guys. But when the game is on the line, and you need a shot to be made, he’s going to make that play.”

This season, more than ever before, has illustrated LeBron James’ brilliance as a passer.