Wednesday, November 16, 2016
LeBron James Claims NBA Inaugural Week Accolade
Following her graduation from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree, Anaïs Saint-Jude received a master’s from the University of Colorado before obtaining a master's in Humanities and French and a PhD in French from Stanford University. Currently serving as the program and engagement manager at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Anaïs Saint-Jude leads the marketing and design of all programs and events. Having been the captain of her undefeated high school basketball team and leading them to a state championship, she believes one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game is LeBron James.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced LeBron James as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week (POTW) for games played beginning Tuesday, October 25, 2016. While becoming the first player in Cleveland team history to receive the award during the inaugural week, LeBron James also set the record for the most POTW awards in league history at 54, placing him with 21 more than the next closest player, Kobe Bryant.
Averaging 21 points, 8.3 boards and 10.0 assists during the first week of the 2016 NBA season, King James led the Cavaliers to a 3-0 record and extended his double figure consecutive scoring streak to 720 games, third in NBA history. Marking the 35th time the NBA All-Star has won the POTW award in Cleveland, James was the only player during the opening week to post a triple-double, tying him with Utah Jazz great Fat Lever for the sixth most all time in league history at 43.