Thinting at LeBron James’ The 19th year in the NBA is already quite surreal, but his performance this season is in many ways better than in previous years. James took it upon himself to finish at the top of every record in league history. As far as this season goes, LeBron is already making a huge impact despite the Lakers not reaching the average. As for the league lead in points, LeBron James is currently averaging 25 points per game, excluding free throws. However, with free throws included, James is currently averaging 29 points per game at age 37. He recently surpassed the legendary Kareem Abdul Jabbar scoring record in both the regular season and the playoffs.
To properly understand these stats, we need to look at other NBA stars not taking their free throws. After James, we have Donovan Mitchell and Luka Doncic, who are tied at 21.8 points per game without FT. James beats both of them by over 3 PPG. It’s also surreal to think that he’s already 37 and showing no signs of slowing down. Even if the Lakers don’t make the playoffs this season, the vast majority will continue to talk about LeBron James’ numbers this season that compared to his junior years, they’re even better in many ways.
LeBron can forget about MVP.
What’s definitely impossible for LeBron James this year is to win an MVP title, especially with the Lakers playing the same way they’ve been playing for the past couple of months. Other players such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid and DeMar DeRozan are more likely to win the award due to the season being over. However, we wonder how James would act fairly if he played for another team like the Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, or Chicago Bulls. Watching him play against one of the best teams this season will definitely push him to the top of the list.