But on Wednesday night he was moving and shooting as if he was still just a couple of years out of high school.
The Lakers took on the Phoenix Suns in a preseason game in Las Vegas and James was all over the court.
He was sinking three-pointers, blocking shots, and finding jaw-dropping routes to the bucket.
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The four-time champion went coast-to-coast as the Suns tried to slow him down but managed to somehow turn his body, put his back against the Mikal Bridges, and make his layup look easy.
This is the sort of stuff that James has been doing all of his career but it’s quite astounding to watch him perform like this as his second decade in the league begins.
James Just Being Himself
You hear people worry and speculate about James at the start of every season.
They think that time will have finally caught up with him and he’ll lose his shot or his explosive speed.
But again and again, James has shown that he is able to beat back those things and remain strong, fired up, and unparalleled in many ways.
James dazzled on Wednesday night, scoring all of his 23 points in the first half before sitting for the second.
Despite his age, James was able to keep up with the fast pace of the Lakers and was rushing up and down the court with ease and energy.
Some wonder if he will be able to keep this up for the entire season.
Others are saying you should never doubt James.