The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player finishes February averaging a triple-double for the month, marking the first time in his illustrious career that he's managed to pull off that feat.
He needed seven rebounds and six assists Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena to keep his numbers above the triple-double threshold, which he had locked up by the midway point of the third quarter.
Cleveland went on to narrowly defeat the Nets, 129-123, ending the month with a 6-4 record. Across the 10 outings, James averaged 27 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.5 assists.
He completed his 12th triple-double of the season and 67th of his career against Brooklyn with a line of 31 points on 13-of-25 shooting, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists in 38 minutes of action.
"To do it on a regular (basis), it's a very difficult task because you have so much responsibility offensively, defensively, defensive rebound, to assist, get guys involved to be able to put numbers on the board as well," James said of triple-doubles during Tuesday's shootaround, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin. "It's very difficult, very challenging and it takes a lot of energy. It takes a lot of energy. But if you're built for it, you're built for it."
James is also the oldest player to ever average a triple-double for a month with a minimum of 10 games played, beating out Wilt Chamberlain (March 1986, 31 years old).