Los Angeles Lakers: 2018-19 player grades for LeBron James

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While the losses piled up for the Lakers this season, LeBron continued to hit individual milestones that provided some bright spots amid dark times.

His selection to the All-NBA Third Team tied him with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan for the most All-NBA nods (15) in a career.

In February, he passed Andre Miller for 10th place on the NBA’s all-time assists chart. That made LeBron the first and only player to rank in the top 10 in league history in both scoring and assists.

In November, LeBron passed Wilt Chamberlain for No. 5 on the all-time scoring list. Then on March 6 against the Denver Nuggets, he passed Michael Jordan for fourth place.

On Nov. 11, LeBron scored a season-high 51 points in a win over the Miami Heat, one of his former teams.

On Dec. 5, LeBron put up 42 points in a dominant performance against the Spurs that had the Staples Center sounding like it did back when the Lakers were good.

LeBron added eight more triple-doubles to his ledger this season. Perhaps the most impressive was against the Boston Celtics on Feb. 7, when he tallied 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

LeBron’s first official game with the Lakers ended in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, but that game felt like an event — the beginning of a new era of Lakers basketball, for better of worse. LeBron finished with 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.