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LeBron James Resurrects GOAT Talks After Dominant Return To Cleveland: "It's Just Undeniable At This Point..."

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As a native of Ohio, the Cleveland Cavaliers will always hold a special place in LeBron James' heart.

In his return to the city on Monday, the King demonstrated his appreciation by putting on one of his best performances of the season.

With 38 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds in the 131-120 win (which included a fantastic poster over this former teammate), LeBron proved once again that he's still the best in basketball and, to some, the best in basketball history. On Twitter, the NBA community couldn't hold back their excitement.

LeBron is holding his own out there for a 37-year-old in his 19th season. While this game was a great reminder of where he stands among the best in the game, it is this season and the past couple of seasons that has really made the difference for the King

Never before has one player dominated the sport for so long, and every time James has one of these nights, it breaks the standard for longevity. In fact, this season is one of the best of his entire career, with averages of 29.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game on 52.2% shooting.

More importantly, James' performance on Monday resulted in a win for the Lakers, whose struggles have them battling for the 9th seed in the West. At 31-41 on the season, they have fallen short of expectations.

But with LeBron playing better than he has in years, the Lakers still have a chance to make some noise. If Anthony Davis comes back healthy, and Russell Westbrook discovers his fit, the team could end up surprising a lot of people.

Regardless of what happens going forward, what James is doing this year cannot be discredited. Somehow, considering the reality of his situation, he continues to defy all logic.