The team is still stuck towards the bottom of the Western Conference and their future is in doubt: will they even reach the play-in tournament this year or miss it again completely?
Meanwhile, injuries have plagued the purple and gold, taking out their biggest star, Anthony Davis.
James himself has faced his own injuries and a bit of inconsistency at times, which isn’t shocking since he’s just turned 38 years old.
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— LeBron History 🏀 (@bronhistory) January 4, 2023
Lately, however, James has appeared in fine form.
In fact, he has played 2 games since his 38th birthday and has scored at least 40 points during both of them.
To put that into perspective, Michael Jordan hit 40 points 8 times when he was older than 38, after 142 games.
And it took Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 401 games before he scored 3 40-pointers after turning 38.
James has done 2 in 2, which is a hugely impressive feat.
James is not like most 38-year-old basketball players.
This is leading everyone to wonder just how many years he has left in him – will he be able to play in the NBA when he’s in his 40s?
It’s shocking to hear trade rumors still revolve around James, despite his age.
Just last week, there was some speculation that he might request a trade from the Lakers because of their rough state.
Any other man of his age would not garner any trade interest but you can be sure that if James really did decide to depart from LA, nearly every team would show interest.
He is just 2 years shy of being 40 but no one is counting him out.NEXT: Injuries Keep Stacking Up For The Lakers