Even the most diehard James fan will admit that 2021-22 was a disaster, resulting in the the four-time champ missing the playoffs entirely.
He tried very hard and he put up some incredible numbers but it still wasn’t enough.
This has led some people to claim that James isn’t nearly as good as others claim.
But when you look at some of the most important stats – the one he makes during the playoffs – you see true greatness.
Playoff leaders since 2000:
Points — LeBron James
Rebounds — Tim Duncan
Assists — LeBron James
Steals — LeBron James
Blocks — Tim Duncan
Wins — LeBron James
GOAT SF. GOAT PF. pic.twitter.com/6Y35oevDqT
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 14, 2022
Since the year 2000, he and Tim Duncan share some of the biggest playoff honors in the league.
James leads in points, assists, steals, and wins.
Meanwhile, Duncan leads in rebounds and blocks.
No matter what people say, there is no arguing the power of James.
Return To The Playoffs
James and his legion of fans are hoping he gets another shot to show just how great he is in the playoffs soon.
It was surprising to see him miss the postseason, although it wasn’t a shock when you considered how his Lakers were all year.
There is a chance that he will be playing alongside Kyrie Irving next season, which means the chances of him making the playoffs again are much higher.
But if Irving doesn’t arrive, James will be working with many of the same guys on his team last year.
So Lakers fans think there is a chance that James will prove his playoff dominance again.