Somehow, at 36 years old, LeBron James has been an MVP candidate for the L.A. Lakers, putting them on his back as Anthony Davis continues his injury recovery.
And while the team has shown some signs of cracking, LeBron has kept their heads above the water. So much so that even his biggest competitors can't help but question how it's even possible.
In a chat with "The Day," Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo marveled at LeBron's consistency and longevity.
“It’s interesting to me how LeBron is still in one of the best shape of his life and being the best player in the world and still be in Year 18,” Antetokounmpo said. “That’s really interesting. I want to know how.
He’s been consistent for 18 years,” Antetokounmpo said. “He’s always there. He’s always showing up. He’s unbelievable. He obviously gets credit but I think we’ve got to give him even more credit. Doing it for 18 years, guys, that’s hard.”
For almost two decades now, "King" James has been dominated the league. He's got career averages of 27 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7.4 assists, with 17 All-Star appearances, 4 MVPs, and 4 NBA Championships to his name.
Even now, at 36, in his 18th season, he's playing like a superstar for L.A.
Never before have we seen such resistance against Father Time, and it's a truly amazing feat to behold. The question now is, how much longer can LeBron do it?
That much remains to be seen, but he has earned the benefit of the doubt at this point.