Even after year 18, LeBron Reymone James stands as one of the best players in basketball.
A 17x All-Star, 4x MVP, and 4x NBA Champion, James has dominated the world basketball stage for almost two decades now. Even now, at 36-years-old, he continues to be one of the top performers in the league.
And while much doubt has been raised about what James' game will look like going forward, one thing cannot be mistaken: he has not lost his love and passion for the game.
In a recent post on Instagram, he demonstrated that fact.
Year 19 right around the corner! And I’m excited like it’s year 1! CAN NOT WAIT to get going! Oh LeBron 19s are ready for lift off too by the way! Lol. 🚀. #ThekidfromAkron🤴🏾 #Washed👑 📸 by @graydientvisuals 🙏🏾🔥🔥🔥
Every year, the critics and haters emerge from the shadows to cast doubt on LeBron's future. And, every year, Bron answers back in a mighty way.
This season, however, marks an extra special for the "King."
After a highly unorthodox season, in which he missed a huge chunk of time due to injury, it really looked like it was the beginning of the end for LeBron and the Lakers.
Team GM Rob Pelinka changed that, though, when he acquired Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, and Carmelo Anthony to back up LeBron.
Despite some obvious concerns, there is a ton of optimism about what the future will bring to the Lakeshow.
“I think anytime you have three great players like this there is an element of sacrifice required and we’ve all talked about that and are all-in on that," said head coach Frank Vogel. "These three guys can do it all and what I love about our group. Bron, AD, and Russ is they’re all make-the-right-play players, you know what I mean. It’s not just about scoring or being a one-dimensional player. They can all do it all, so I’m most excited about seeing what the three of them on the court at the same time looks like.”
No player in history has achieved longevity like LeBron James. For almost 18 years, he has held a place at the top of the basketball world.
Heading into year 19, he hasn't seemed to have lost a beat, and we haven't really seen anything like it.