By many standards, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers is having the best season of his NBA career.
His 7.1 assists per game are nearing his career-high 8 from the 2019-20 season.
Meanwhile, his 4.4 rebounds a game are his highest in years.
But when it comes to his point totals and field goal percentage, Lillard is doing things he never has before.
He is averaging 47.2% from the field, which is a career-high for him.
And his 32.3 points per game are also the best number of his tenure playing professional basketball.
Damian Lillard now has thirteen 40+ point games this season, the most all-time by a player aged 32 or older.
He passes Michael Jordan (12 games, 1997-98). pic.twitter.com/Ykm6jDtHPI
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) March 2, 2023
Lillard has been nearly impossible to slow down lately, putting up multiple 40+ games.
NBA History has highlighted the fact that he now has thirteen 40+ point games this season, which is the most all-time by a player aged 32 years or older.
That would be impressive on its own but it’s even more amazing when you consider that the player he just surpassed was none other than NBA hero Michael Jordan, who had twelve 40+ games during the 1997-98 season.
The Trail Blazers star has rarely ever been so red-hot but his team has rarely ever been so troubled.
They are still the 12th seed in the West, sitting right behind the Los Angeles Lakers.
Ironically, both of those teams are led by veteran stars who are making history but might not have much to show for it.
There is a good chance that Lillard will keep posting 40-point games and his team will still miss the playoffs.
This is a testament to both how incredible Lillard is and how dysfunctional his team is.NEXT: Damian Lillard Opens Up About Staying In Portland