It’s easy to lose sight of what LeBron James is doing. Dominating the league has become so normal for him, it’s just kind of something we expect.
But when you really think about it, this isn’t just an ordinary season for the King.
After 16 long seasons in the NBA, and at the age of 34, James is somehow still one of the elites. And to put things into perspective even further, think about this: out of 457 total players in the NBA, 443 of them are younger than LeBron James. That’s 96% of the league.
In spite of that, the basketball phenom is in the midst of one of his best seasons as a pro, averaging 25.7 points, 10.9 assists, and 7.2 rebounds on 50% shooting from the field.
The Lakers, meanwhile, are one of the NBA’s best teams. They’re 17-3 and sit first atop a loaded Western Conference.
What’s perhaps most impressive of it all, is that Bron is doing all of this in just 34.9 minutes a night, the lowest average of his entire career.
So, in light of everything, we should recognize this stretch by the King for what it is: greatness. And although Father Time is undefeated, and James’ time will inevitably come, he has done an amazing job pushing himself to the limit.