LeBron James is 34-years old and about to be 35, but you can’t tell that he is at that age from seeing him play on the court. Whenever he goes out to play, he looks like the same young guy he was 17 years ago when he first started his NBA career. It’s safe to say he has been blessed to be able to play at such a high level for so long.
This week, LeBron was named Western Conference Player of the Week. From December 9th through the 15th, LeBron’s Lakers, who are tied with Milwaukee for the best record in the league at 24-3, went 3-0 against the Magic, Heat, and Hawks as part of their current seven-game win streak. During that time, James averaged 28.3 points, 11 rebounds, 9.7 assists, 1.3 steals and one block on better than 50-percent shooting. He also had his sixth triple-double of the season. Now isn’t that impressive?!
It’s unbelievable what LeBron has been doing ever since the beginning of the season. At this point, he is just 57 minutes shy of Kobe Bryant’s career minutes total, which is to say comparing Kobe in his final season against LeBron this season is fair. Check it out:
- LeBron: 26.3 points, 10.7 assists, 7.3 rebounds on 50-percent shooting
- Kobe: 17.6 points, 2.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds on 36-percent shooting
And it’s not just that. This season, he is leading the league in assists while also being amazing on both sides of the court. His defense has grown stronger over the years with him playing game after game without any need for a break.
Since teaming up with Anthony Davis, LeBron has formed the best duo in the league. With Davis expected to sign a contract extension after this season, and LeBron looking and playing the way he is, there are no signs at all that any of this is anywhere near coming to an end.
We cannot wait to see LeBron and AD win a title together!