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Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, And LeBron James Are The Only Players Above 36 To Average 20-5-5

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, And LeBron James Are The Only Players Above 36 To Average 20-5-5

LeBron James has been in spectacular individual form for the Los Angeles Lakers over the past few games. He has been scoring 30+ points in several of the Lakers’ recent games. And in his last two games, James has taken that run one step further, by notching two consecutive 30-point triple-doubles over this weekend’s games.

In fact, James made a little more history with these performances. LeBron James joined Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant as the only players above the age of 36 to average 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. 

On top of that, James and Michael Jordan are the only two players above 36 to average 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists for a 10 game stretch, with Jordan doing this at the age of 38 in his first season with the Wizards.

This stat should reflect just how good LeBron has been in the later years of his career. Despite being the longest-tenured player in the NBA right now, James is still playing at a supremely high level, and showing that he is still one of the best players in the entire league right now.

Recent comments by an NBA scout suggest that many in the league feel that James, despite his elite play, has lost a step due to age. But James has been one of the greatest players of all time during his peak. So even a slightly weaker LeBron is a superstar and a massive threat to any team that he plays against.

This stat just reflects how incredible LeBron, Kobe, and Jordan have been for the NBA. They have had incredibly tenured careers and achieved the highest success possible. And their ability to play this well despite being in the latter stages of their career just goes to show how talented they were during the course of their respective careers.