The NBA is back and the action is in full swing. With only a handful of games played so far, the Los Angeles Lakers have had some ups and downs, as expected. They have losses to the Nuggets and the Kings but are surviving with a record of 3 and 2.
On Wednesday night (November 1st) in the battle of L.A., LeBron James made NBA history once again by becoming the first player to score 35 points in his 21st season in the league. Everytime you expect Father Time to take his punch, LeBron counters. The battle between those two has been ongoing for a while with no sign that LeBron is going to back down. This guy is nothing short of amazing.
LeBron is only the sixth player to even play in 21 seasons and the most incredible thing about it is that he hasn’t slowed down a bit. The other five guys who are as tenured, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Dirk Nowitzki, Robert Parish and Kevin Willis, show a drop off in minutes played, games played, and just about every other stat at around year 18 or 19. James’s numbers are pretty much around the same, in fact, although it’s only five games, they are actually better.
The game itself was a good one. Not only did he score 35 points but he also recorded 12 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. He got some help too. Anthony Davis and Christian Wood both had a double-double, D’Angelo Russell had 27 and 6 helpers. While Austin Reaves struggled at first, but ultimately finished with a stat line of 15 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds.
The Lakers beat the Clippers in overtime proving that they are still the best team in LA. As for LeBron, this could be his best season yet. Let’s go!!!