LeBron James, at 38, is doing things for the Los Angeles Lakers that are unheard of. People cannot figure it out but only speculate about what wonder James is. In his illustrious career spanning twenty years, King James has achieved many feats. Again at 38, he has achieved something that no other player before him has achieved. After turning 38 in ten consecutive games, LeBron James has an average of 35.1 PPG, 9.6 RPG, and 7.9 APG, points per game, rebounds per game, and assists per game, respectively. According to the reports presented by StatMuse, King James is the only player in NBA history to do it in ten games in a row after the age of 29.
There is a reason why he is running for the GOAT debate along with Michael Jordan. He has broken innumerable records in the 20th season of his NBA career. King James is on his way to becoming the all-time top scorer in the history of the NBA, going passed the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After his 38th birthday last month, King James looks like he is on a mission. He looks like he is fitter than ever, and he is winning more matches single-handedly than other young talents in NBA this season. The Los Angeles Lakers tweeted that at the age of 38, LeBron James has been voted the NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for no less than the 67th time in his career.
How Are The Lakers Doing In The Current Season With LeBron James?
Without Anthony Davis, the Lakers’ side was in deep trouble until LeBron James came to their rescue. It is still looking difficult for the Lakers to make it to the playoffs. But as long as King James is here, the Lakers don’t need to fear. There is still hope for playoff qualification. Even the team is doing well at the start of the year.
The Lakers won six games out of their last ten matches. Last Sunday, they ended their losing streak after coming from behind to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 121-112. It was one of the biggest comebacks of the Lakers’ history in terms of deficit covered. After halftime, they were 25 points behind against the Trail Blazers until the Beverley-Lillard feud inspired a historic turnaround. Even in this match, LeBron James came as the savior of the team scoring 37 points.
This is the second-best comeback in the history of the Lakers franchise. After the comeback victory from 28 points deficit against the Dallas Mavericks in the month of December in the year 2002. After the match against the Trail Blazers, there are more speculations if the Lakers can qualify for the knockout stage.
If the Lakers reach the playoff stage, there is a chance for the King to get nominations for the MVP category. If LeBron James wins this season’s MVP, then it will be his fifth overall. The only time will be if that’s possible. Despite King James’ heroics, the Lakers are 22-25 after 47 games. Due to this, they are hanging in the 12th seed in the Western Conference. In their next game on Tuesday, the Lakers will face the Clippers in the next Los Angeles Derby.