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LeBron James passes Zydrunas Ilgauskas for most games played in Cavs history

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LeBron has now played the most games in franchise history.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Brooklyn Nets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Cavaliers may have lost to the Nets last night, but LeBron James set a franchise record in the process.

James played in his 772nd game for the Cavs against the Nets, passing the record Zydrunas Ilgauskas previously held. This is James’ 11th season with the Cavs and 15th overall in the NBA.

With the rest of the season to go, and possibly a long future with the team, James is already the Cavs’ all-time leader in points (20,977), assists (5,513), steals (1,265), threes (1,110) and defensive rebounds (4,569). He also has a good chance to pass Ilgauskas’ record of total rebounds; Ilgauskas finished with 5,904 career rebounds, while James is at 5,508.

At this point, it’s really a question of how many records James will hold and how unbreakable they will be. If he stays with the Cavs beyond this year, and finishes his career in Cleveland, he could very well make these records unattainable for anyone to ever match.