LeBron James made history on Tuesday night, officially passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. LeBron is going to end up shattering Kareem’s record, as he still has several more years in the league.
A big difference between LeBron and Kareem is the continuity of their careers. While Kareem did play for two franchises, he also had one of the greatest passers in league history, Magic Johnson, throwing him passes. That certainly helps.
LeBron has never had anyone like Magic (he is like Magic for his teammates) and because he has changed teams three times, there are not many teammates that stand out as his marquee teammates.
Here are the teammates who found LeBron for an open shot the most time and contributed the most to his record-setting point total.
The 10 players with the most assisted LeBron James points:
1. Dwyane Wade: 776 points (361 assists)
Dwyane Wade will go down as LeBron James’ greatest teammate as they teamed up in Miami when Wade was at the tail-end of his career.
Wade is the only LeBron teammate to dish out 300 or more assists to LeBron, doing so in a four-year window. Wade has both the most two-point shots assisted (307) and three-pointers assisted (54).
2. Eric Snow: 630 points (292 assists)
Eric Snow was the starting point guard of the Cleveland Cavaliers when LeBron James came into the league and naturally racked up the assists in that role. While LeBron still averaged more assists per game, Snow got his fair share of assists from LeBron himself.
Snow has the second-most two-point shots assisted (246), while he falls down the list a bit when it comes to three-pointers.
3. Mario Chalmers: 591 points (271 assists)
Like Snow, Mario Chalmers was the starting point guard for LeBron when he was on the Miami Heat. And while he was not the best passer on the team, this allowed him to rack up the assists to King James.
In addition to Snow and Wade, Chalmers is one of just three LeBron James teammates to assist at least 200 two-point shots.
4. Mo Williams: 501 points (228 assists)
Mo Williams took over the starting point guard role for Eric Snow and was actually an all-star in his first season with Cleveland.
Williams only got two seasons with LeBron before he left for South Beach and he was still able to rack up the assists. The two got one last ride together in the 2015-16 season, in which Williams logged 98 total assists to his Cavalier teammates.
5. Kevin Love: 488 points (226 assists)
Kevin Love just missed out on being no. 4 on this list and if it was not for Williams’ reunion with the Cleveland Cavaliers he would have been in the top four.
Love did not reach the 500-point threshold but you never know, there is still time in the league for both Love and LeBron. Perhaps he comes to LA after becoming a free agent this summer.
6. Kyrie Irving: 469 points (209 assists)
Another former teammate that could rejoin LeBorn James to add to his assist total is Kyrie Irving. Irving was kept from the Lakers for absurd reasons at the deadline but could sign for a pay cut this summer.
Irving has the second-most three-point shots assisted (51), only trailing Dwyane Wade.
7. Zydrunas Ilgauskas: 394 points (180 assists)
Zydrunas Ilgauskas is arguably the most memorable teammate from LeBron’s first run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which is saying something. While he is a two-time all-star, it is a huge testament that LeBron carried that 2007 Cavaliers team to the finals when Ilgauskas was the team’s second-best player.
Ilgauskas spent eight straight seasons with LeBron, which is longer than any other player on this list, but was not necessarily an assists machine.
8. Jeff McInnis: 383 points (183 assists)
Jeff McInnis has more total assists than Ilgauskas but has not contributed to as many points. Ilgauskas assisted 34 three-point shots while McInnis only assisted 17 three-point shots.
The former point guard only played a second and a half with LeBron, which shows how big of an impact he had passing the basketball.
9. Russell Westbrook: 377 points (172 assists)
Despite being public enemy no. 1 with Lakers fans, Russell Westbrook cracks the top 10 in this list and could continue to climb if the Lakers don’t trade him or buy him out this season.
At 377 points, with LeBron taking more threes than ever, Westbrook could easily surpass both McInnis and Ilgauskas on this list. Making the top 10 is a stretch but could happen.
10. Delonte West: 273 points (128 assists)
Delonte West just narrowly edges out Anthony Davis (who will move into this list before the end of the season as he is only two points behind West).
West held on for just long enough to crack the top 10 when LeBron broke the scoring record. He assisted 111 two-point shots and 17 three-point shots.