At 34-years-old, nobody was expecting LeBron James to dominate in the fashion he has this season.
Through six games, LeBron has helped lead the Lakers to a 5-1 start, averaging 25 points, 8 rebounds, and a career-high 11 assists on 47% shooting.
By the looks of it, he is an early MVP candidate, as ESPN's Max Kellerman pointed out on First Take Tuesday morning.
LeBron and the Lakers are dominating their opponents as they make a case for being the best team in the NBA. James is leading the charge, and many are beginning to believe again. This narrative is vastly different than the one that was presented last year.
With Kawhi in Toronto, and hoisting the Finals MVP trophy above his head (with LeBron watching from home), folks were ready to count Bron out for good in favor of Leonard and his most recent accomplishments. And while he has proved to be no scrub this season, LeBron is showing him, and the world, that his crown will not be so easily forfeited.
The challenge for the aging King will be staying consistent in an 82-game season. With health, competition, and increased pressure to make up for his failures last year, Bron is facing a number of obstacles in the 2019-20 campaign.