James becomes the most prolific passing forward in league history, topping Scottie Pippen for the most career assists by an NBA forward. James’ pass that led to a Kevin Love 3-pointer gave James 6,136 assists for his career, passing Pippen’s mark of 6,135.
It means way more than what I did passing Allen Iverson on Sunday. I’ve always took a lot of pride and I get more of a rush seeing my teammates succeed more than myself. And that’s what an assist is all about. I was taught the game the right way and seeing my teammates succeed has always been something that I’ve cared about more than anything and that’s what it’s all about…When I started to shape my game, I kind of knew that that point forward was something that was going to be my trademark. Obviously I looked up to Michael Jordan, that’s someone that gave me a lot of inspiration, but as a kid I never thought that I could get to that point. You know, Jordan just felt so surreal. Pippen and Anfernee Hardaway and Allen Iverson was those guys that I kind of really, really thought that I could be. Because MJ just felt like you could never catch him as a kid. I always just felt like he was so far in the distance.