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LeBron James Leads The League In Points Per Game In Year 19 With 29.7, The Previous Highest Is 14.6 Points Per Game

LeBron James Leads The League In Points Per Game In Year 19 With 29.7, The Previous Highest Is 14.6 Points Per Game

LeBron James is the undisputed best player of his generation, and one of the greatest to ever play in the NBA. The biggest point in LeBron's favor has been his longevity, James has been dominant for almost the entirety of two decades since he entered the league in 2003. And what he is achieving in his 19th year is almost eclipsing everything he's done before. 

After a 50-point performance against the Washington Wizards that he dedicated to the Laker faithful, James is now averaging 29.7 points per game this season, the highest of any player in the league. While that is impressive in itself, it becomes truly apparent how incredible the stat is when looking at who else has the closest tally to that in their 19th year in the league. 

As per Statmuse, LeBron James and his 29.7 average is over 15 points higher than the 14.6 points per game that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar managed in his 19th season. The other players closest to him are Carmelo Anthony, who is on his team this season averaging 13 points and John Stockton and Tim Duncan both of whom averaged 10.8 points and 8.6 points respectively in their 19th season. 

These are some of the greatest names in the history of the NBA and even they were more or less done playing at the highest level this deep into their career. LeBron, however, seems to be getting better than ever as he looks to catch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the all-time NBA regular-season scoring record. 

Things haven't been going too well on the team front though, the Lakers have struggled throughout the season and look like they might not even make the playoffs at all. James getting the scoring title this season would be another transcendental record for the King but it would ultimately not count for too much if the Lakers cannot make a late-season push to secure a playoff berth for themselves.