LeBron James has always adapted to his teams’ needs. In Miami, he was called to play with force and power as he helped lead the Heat through a tough playoff scene in the East.
In Los Angeles, he’s something closer to a point guard — not only because the team is shallow in the backcourt, but because James is pretty darn good at it. At 11.2 assist per game on a career-low turnover rate, James is having his best year as a distributor.
With him on the floor, the Lakers have an offensive net rating of 114.7, the best in the league.
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At nearly 35-years-old, nobody was expecting LeBron to have the type of year he is having. With season averages of 25 points, 11.2 assists, and 7.6 rebounds, he is squarely in the MVP conversation. As a team, the Lakers sit at the top of the West with an 11-2 record.
Bron and the Lakers are flying, but is it sustainable? With the season being so long, one has to think their bump in the road will come at some point in the near future.
Even when and if it does, one has to think the team is strong enough to push through, especially with this rejuvenated LeBron.