When he pulled down his fifth rebound Saturday’s game against the Orlando Magic, LeBron James become the Cleveland Cavaliers’ all-time leading defensive rebounder. He now has 4,021 defensive rebounds and counting. Former Cavs center Brad Daugherty, who spent eight seasons in Cleveland from 1986-1994, was the previous record holder.
LeBron already has a number of Cavs records to his name, including points (18,933), minutes played (27,342) and assists (4,849). He’s also in striking distances of becoming the team’s all-time leader in games played (he currently is at 694, 77 behind Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ team record). On the total rebounds list, he is 1,051 behind Ilgauskas’ team record according to the Cavs’ Basketball Reference page.
“When you talk about Cavaliers history, Brad’s name means a lot,” James said after the game. “To be apart of this history for 10 years now of my career is pretty special. I’m just blessed that I’m able to put my name in history. That’s pretty special to this franchise.”