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LeBron James' 2019-2020 NBA Season Was Special: 3rd 35+ Player To Finish Top 2 In MVP Voting (MJ & Karl Malone), 2nd-Oldest To Win Finals MVP Behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar

LeBron James's 2019-2020 NBA Season Was Special: 3rd 35+ Player To Finish Top 2 In MVP Voting (MJ & Karl Malone), 2nd-Oldest To Win Finals MVP Behind Kareem Abdul Jabbar

LeBron James showed last season that he's still the best basketball player in the world. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar was just terrific in his second season with the Los Angeles Lakers, taking the team to the promised land alongside Anthony Davis, winning his fourth championship and the Lakers' first in 10 years. LeBron was a machine and the things he achieved showed how great he still is.

At the end of the season, LeBron confirmed his longevity is something that we hadn't seen before in the league and his accolades and how great he was in the eyes of the media and his fellow players show that. James was on a different level and even at 35, with 16 prior seasons on his back, he once again delivered. You can say he had Anthony Davis helping him all the season, but AD didn't make LeBron defend or attack other players or facilitating things for his offense.

James finished the campaign with big numbers, having a historical season for a guy his age. He was the first player to average 25+ points and 10+ assists per game during his 30s. After the Lakers win the 2020 NBA championship, Bron became the 2nd-oldest player to win the Finals MVP award at age 35, only behind another Lakers legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

If that wasn't enough, and to show that he was only all season long, not just in the playoffs, LeBron became the third player, 35 or older, to finish within the top 2 of the MVP voting, emulating what Karl Malone and Michael Jordan did back in their days. James and MJ had very similar seasons at 35, both becoming champions and Finals MVP. With this season, though, LeBron made sure to come closer to Michael Jordan's accolades. He's still playing at the best level and can still add more achievements to his résumé to have a better case at the controversial GOAT title.

It was a terrific campaign for LeBron, who was perceived as a 'washed' player by plenty of people around the league. He'd be 36 eight days after the 2020/21 NBA campaign starts and LeBron isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Perhaps the short turnaround for this season will affect him at some point, but there's no doubt that the Lakers will be a threat for the rest of the league as long as they have the King.