How Many Shots Has Lebron James Taken in His Career?
Lebron James, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, is at the peak of his career. He is a basketball icon and has been one for almost two decades now. His career accomplishments include being a 4-time NBA champion, 4-time NBA MVP, and 18-time NBA All-Star, among others.
It’s no surprise that throughout his career, Lebron has taken thousands of shots – but just how many? Let’s take a closer look.
Regular Season Shots Taken
In 17 NBA seasons, Lebron has taken a staggering 78,979 regular season shots. That is an average of 4,625 shots per season. Additionally, Lebron has taken 5,145 three-point shots and 24,195 free throw attempts throughout his career.
Playoff Shots Taken
When it comes to the playoffs, Lebron has taken 10,179 shots in 224 games. This puts his average at 45.3 shots per game. He has also taken 1,621 three-point shots in the playoffs and 5,415 free throw attempts.
Notable Shots Taken
Throughout his career, there have been some memorable shots taken by Lebron. Here are some of the most notable:
- 2011 Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. the Chicago Bulls: Lebron made a game-winning buzzer beater to take his team to the Eastern Conference Finals.
- 2013 NBA Finals Game 7 vs. the San Antonio Spurs: Lebron was clutch in the last minute of the game, making back-to-back threes to lead the Heat to victory.
- 2016 NBA Finals Game 7 vs. the Golden State Warriors: Lebron made an incredible game-tying three with seconds left in the fourth quarter to force the game into overtime.
Lebron James has taken tens of thousands of shots during his career and most of them, while not as memorable as the ones listed above, were hugely important to the success his teams have had. His individual ability to take shots with confidence and accuracy has been a key contributor to his success over the years.