Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Stat Sheet

Tom Haberstroh of on LeBron James’ big man-quality stats:
Heading into Game 4, James is averaging 30.7 points and 9.7 rebounds in the playoffs. Here’s the list of players who have averaged at least 30.7 points and 9.7 boards in a postseason during the modern era:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Shaquille O’Neal. Hakeem Olajuwon.
That’s it. That’s the list. Three of the all-time great centers.
As hard as it is to believe, those are James’ peers now, statistically. James entered the league as a point guard, and nine years later he’s putting up numbers of Hall of Fame centers. Throw in the fact that James also has averaged five assists per game and the list of players who have averaged 30-10-5 during the playoffs in modern times shrinks to one. Just James.

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