LeBron James is a couple of weeks away from turning 37 and he's playing like he's in his mid-20s. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar has been one of the most dominant players in NBA history, and he's not slowing down anytime soon.
The King is ready to keep winning, adding championships to his resume, and breaking records. His longevity has become his most valuable asset besides his basketball IQ, and LeBron has warned the competition that he feels as good as always. Following a commanding 117-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, the 4x NBA champion made a big claim, stating he's as young as he's ever been.
Talking about his low night against the Los Angeles Clippers last week, following an absence due to a false positive COVID-19 test, LeBron admitted he wasn't feeling himself after going through the league's health and safety protocol.
Via LeBron Wire:
“I didn’t feel great going into that game because I was put into solitary confinement. So that was the main reason for that,” James said after the win against Boston.
Then, the 4x NBA MVP explained his mindset doesn't change regardless of how many days he's inactive. The player credited his mind for his dominant performances, saying he feels very young.
“For me, I don’t really believe in a lot of days in between, whatever the case may be. That’s just my mindset,” James said. “I don’t really get involved in how many minutes I play. I don’t confine to that. I think when you think negative thoughts, negative energy, it just creeps into your mind. I’m as young as I’ve ever been.”
It's really crazy to see how LeBron can stay healthy and play as he did during his 20s. There will be obvious differences, but the player doesn't change his approach to the game.
Even Tracy McGrady reacted to his words, saying he's not doing human things under an ESPN Instagram post.
Bron keeps making history with his performances, and his longevity is unmatched. Nobody knows when he'll stop being an elite player in the league, and the Lakers can take a big advantage of that. Again, he'll turn 37 at the end of this month and he does not play like a man his age.