By Rob Schardt
LeBron James is just like fine wine; he just seems to get better with age. With every season that passes, LeBron shows us that he is just an absolute freak of nature. At this point, what is there left to say about the man? This season the Cavaliers have dealt with so much adversity, but it has been James who kept the team on the right path. With trading Kyrie Irving, to dealing away half the team and bringing in new personal and then Coach Lue taking a leave of absence, the Cavs have gone through so much.
This season, LeBron has yet to miss a game and many fans fail to realize the greatness of achieving such a fate. He is 33 years-old and is still showing the young guys in this league that they stand no chance against him. There are players such as James Harden, Giannis Antekounmpo, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis all missing games this year, but there is one star who has not and he is OLDER than these young players. Every night for the past month, it feels as if LeBron is just a one-man highlight real that include outrageous dunks over defenders.
Throughout the month of March, LeBron is on a completely different level, showing the NBA that he can post double doubles or triple doubles on a nightly basis. As of March 22, LeBron was averaging a triple double over his last 25 games. Entering this season “The King” has never averaged a triple double over a span of more than 6 regular season games. Since February 1, LeBron’s averaging of a triple double included, 29.5 points per game 10.1 rebounds per game and 10 assists per game. I will never understand why people are not appreciating stats like these, because this is something we have never seen before even by past greats. Some of the plays he has made as well such as the no look pass to Kevin Love, the between the legs pass to himself and numerous monstrous dunks, which took the sports world by storm.
In a March 22 matchup against the East leading Raptors, James completely took over the game with a stat line that included, 35 points, 17 assist, 7 rebounds, 1 steal and 0 turnovers. That stat line is just downright insane and also the Cavs won that game 132-129. This can be a future matchup in the Eastern Conference playoffs, so that game could be a nice foretelling on how that series can go. LeBron James is playing at a level that we have never seen by a 33 year-old, but again, look at who we are talking about. He sure has my vote for MVP.
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