LeBron James Passes Lakers Legend Wilt Chamberlain As Oldest Player To Average Triple-Double In Calendar Month
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The month of February has been an up-and-down one for Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. His team struggled, leading to a number of deals being made at the trade deadline. Through it all, James continued his high level of play.

In his 15th season, LeBron has remained arguably the NBA’s best player and continues to make history along the way. Earlier this year he became the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point mark, and now he has set another record and passed a Los Angeles Lakers legend to do so.

With his 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Tuesday, James cemented himself as the oldest player in NBA history to average a triple-double for a calendar month, passing Wilt Chamberlain, via ESPN:

At 33 years old, James averaged 27 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.5 assists in 10 games in February, a truly impressive mark. Chamberlain was 31 years old when he averaged a ridiculous 26.8 points, 23.3 rebounds, and 11.9 assists in 13 games in March of 1968.

Additionally, James is now the first player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists.

It is this level of performance that has the Lakers front office seemingly preparing everything to make a run at LeBron this summer. Even as he reaches the point in his career where his play should be beginning to fall off, there have been no signs of slowing down.

The chances of the Lakers actually signing James as a free agent still seem slim, but president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka assuredly will do everything possible to convince him to come to Los Angeles.

WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION? CHECK OUT THE NEW LAKERSNATION FORUM CLUB

You May Also Like

NBA Rumors: Knicks Now ‘Freaked Out’ About Carmelo Anthony Situation

Please enable Javascript to watch this video With free agents officially able…

NBA News: Stan Van Gundy Agrees To Become Pistons Coach, President

[new_royalslider id=”279″] One of the most experienced and successful head coaches available…

Eric Musselman Named NBA D-League Select Team Head Coach

The head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Eric Musselman, will serve…

NBA News: Kevin Love Expects To Stay With Cavaliers Next Season

There’s been rumors surrounding Kevin Love’s future for quite some time. Love…