LeBron James Still Has One Goal He Hasn’t Reached In His Career Yet

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LeBron James Still Has One Goal He Hasn’t Reached In His Career Yet


One may think that LeBron James has reached every goal he has set for himself before entering the league in 2003 by now. 3 Championship rings, 3 Finals MVP awards, 4 regular season MVP awards, 2 All-Star Game MVP awards, 13 All-Star Game nominations, 13 All NBA Teams, 5 All Defensive First Teams, and the Rookie of the Year Award.

But there is one little detail that seems to annoy LeBron. A goal he hasn’t been able to reach yet in his career. A goal James now talket to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin about.


“I want to shoot 80 [percent] from the free throw line, man,” James told ESPN. “That’s my only goal. That’s my last goal of my NBA career. That’s my last one. I’ve done everything else.”


LeBron James is a career 74% free throw shooter. In his best free throwing season (2008/09), he made 78% of his free throws. Last season was his worst season from the line, shooting an underwhelming 67.4%. Through his first four games of the season, LeBron was on the right track shooting 88.2% from the line. But once LeBron talked about his goal, he may have jinxed himself. The night after he gave the interview, he shot 4 of 8 from the line, bringing down his season average to 76%. Last night against the Pelicans though, he went 5/6 and his average went up to 77.4%.

We’ll have an eye on his percentage and will update you throughout the season.

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