For the 31st time in his career, and for the second time in a row, LeBron James is the Eastern Conference Player of the Month. Kyrie Irving struggled at times in March, but LeBron James helped keep the team afloat. The 31 awards represent the most for a single player in NBA history. It seems unlikely that it will be his last.
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James was the only player in the NBA to average at least 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists last month. He posted the highest field goal percentage (.538) among all NBA players who averaged at least 23.0 points in March, while also topping 20 points or more in 12 of his 14 appearances, including eight contests with at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists. James scored in double figures in each outing to extend his double-digit scoring streak to 712 games, joining Michael Jordan (866) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (787) as the only players in NBA history to score in double figures in 700 consecutive games or more. He also shot at least .500 from the field on nine occasions last month.
James is moving up the record books, having chased down Dominique Wilkins and Oscar Robertson in total points. Rebounding and assist totals will rise over the coming years as well. Time will take care of that. Whether or not he can win another title, though, will probably be what ultimately determines his place in history. Fair or not.