James never ceases to amaze, and he continues to dominate opposing defenses just like he did when he was a teenager.
More than that, it feels like he’s always on the verge of reaching another milestone or breaking another record, just like it happened last night in their win over the Charlotte Hornets.
James had 43 points with 11 boards and six dimes, joining Michael Jordan as the only two players with back-to-back 40+ point games at age 35 or older.
Only two players in NBA history have recorded back-to-back games 40+ point games at age 35 or older.
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LeBron has been known for taking elite care of his body, which is the key to his durability.
Moreover, he recently opened up about how different his preparation is nowadays when compared to his earlier days in the league:
“At 18 and 20, you’re just doing it off straight-up energy and straight skill,” James told the media. “You’re just like, ‘I’m gonna just go out here and just play free and just jump all over the place. I know I’m more athletic than everybody, I know I’m faster than everybody and whatever happens, just let’s go out there and play free.’ Well, at 38, for me, it’s mental, the mental side. How much rest I can get from day to day, get my optimal sleep, make sure I get the right food in me, treat my body, get my body right, and things of that nature.”
LeBron isn’t getting any younger, but he’s shown no signs of slowing down any time soon, either.