The Los Angeles Lakers haven’t exactly been the most consistent team in the NBA this season.
However, even though you never know what version of them you’ll get, you can always count on one thing: LeBron James will ball out.
James continues to defy the odds and make a fool out of Father Time, dominating as a scorer in the very same way he did when he entered the league in 2003 or when he reached his physical peak with the Miami Heat seven years later.
As a matter of fact, James has been one of the most unstoppable players in the Association over the last ten games, averaging 35.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game since turning 38 years old.
LeBron since turning 38:
37 PTS – 11 REB – 4 AST
23 PTS – 9 REB – 6 AST
32 PTS – 8 REB – 9 AST
48 PTS – 8 REB – 9 AST
35 PTS – 8 REB – 10 AST
24 PTS – 16 REB – 9 AST
37 PTS – 8 REB – 7 AST
25 PTS – 7 REB – 10 AST
43 PTS – 11 REB – 6 AST
47 PTS – 10 REB – 9 AST
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Notably, he’s had to do most of the heavy lifting this season as Anthony Davis continues to be sidelined with a foot injury, and while the Lakers are still far behind in the playoff race, he’s led them to a 6-4 record in their last ten matchups.
Of course, banking the season on a 38-year-old may not work most of the time, but it’s LeBron James we’re talking about here.
It’s been over a decade since he won his first MVP, and his haters have been waiting for his downfall for the better part of the past five years; it just hasn’t happened.
James has shown no signs of slowing down and has already expressed his desire to play side-by-side with his firstborn son, Bronny.
So, you better expect to see a lot more of him in the next few years.