He averages a one-and-one play per game
LeBron James has been rewriting the history books for 19 seasons, practically making them his own. If he is not the greatest NBA player of all time, he is very close, and the debate is between him and Michael Jordan, with no room for anyone else anymore.
But out of all of LeBron’s statistical absurdities that no other player can match, there is one that could be the craziest of them all, and one that no player has ever managed before.
The Lakers star has 1,364 one-and-ones in 1,364 regular season games and 266 in 266 play-off games.
A one-and-one is, in basketball, when a player scores a basket while being fouled, earning an extra point-scoring opportunity from a free throw, regardless of whether the play is a two-pointer or a three-pointer. In other words, LeBron has had a one-and-one, where he scores and takes a free throw, in every single game he has played in the NBA.
Only a player like him could lead this ranking. To have at least one one-and-one per game is something that is not within the reach of anyone other than LeBron.
LeBron recently became the first human with 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists in the NBA and also took second place in the all-time scoring charts from Karl Malone. And next year, he will lead the way.
But with the stat of one-and-ones per game it is clear that LeBron is unique in the history of the NBA.