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Predicting the Top 3 Threats to Each NBA Statistical Leader
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I put LeBron James in the above photo even though he didn't actually lead the NBA in any major statistical category in the 2011-12 season. 

Why?

Because James is accomplishing so much across multiple statistical categories—some of them mutually exclusive.

For example, leading the league in points and assists is nearly impossible when one kind of play renders the other impossible. So when we analyze the leaders in these categories, it is with the knowledge that specialists win the day. 

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