LeBron James plans on playing in all 82 games this season

Friday October 30th, 2015

A season after missing a career-high 13 games, Cavaliers forward LeBron James is aiming to lower that number considerably in 2015–16.

When asked by reporters Tuesday how many games he planned on playing in this season, LeBron answered “82,” without hesitation. He has never played a full 82-game season before in his 13-year career.

After dealing with a back issue in the preseason, LeBron has played in the Cavaliers’ first two games, averaging 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 5 assists on 45.7% shooting.

Cleveland (1–1) hosts Miami (1–0) at 7 p.m. ET on Friday.

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