Over the past five seasons, LeBron’s played a total of 18,087 minutes, counting the regular season and the playoffs.
What that means: Compared to every other player, LeBron’s played at least 15% more minutes than anyone else in the league. He’s played nearly 2,500 more minutes than Kevin Durant, the runner-up.
Basically, pick any other NBA player. Since 2010, LeBron has played the equivalent of at least one extra season compared to that player — and likely, a lot more.
And over the past ten seasons, the minutes gap widens — LeBron has a 20% edge on Joe Johnson (who’s played the second-most minutes) and a 30% edge on Tim Duncan (who’s played the tenth-most).
And yet that is with very little in the way of injury, perhaps his most remarkable achievement. That is all from Dan Diamond.