LeBron James didn’t need Anthony Davis to defeat the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. This was the Lakers’ seventh straight win, and LeBron showed everyone that this is his league. The Los Angeles Lakers have an incredible season, and LeBron is able to lead the team to a win even when he carries an illness on his back. The king of basketball finished the game with 35 points on 14-of-25 shooting from the field. He also had 16 rebounds. LeBron drove to the rim as the Mavericks didn’t enjoy tough protection. Kristaps Porzingis was out of the game, too. LeBron is in the middle of one of his best seasons, and he has just passed the great Michael Jordan for fourth on the league’s all-time field goal list.
King James is impressed with his good work, and he is confident in his skills. Being mentioned in the same talk with Michael Jordan is an honor for him. However, the king sort of downplayed his accomplishment.
“I think my legacy will speak for itself when I’m done, so I don’t really talk about my legacy. When you on a journey and you in a marathon, to be able to have feats along that way is pretty special. And anytime I’m linked with the greats — tonight being MJ himself — is special. Like I said post game, hopefully I continue to make the greats proud, live on their legacy and hopefully continue to make my family and my fans proud as well. So that’s what it’s about.”
The Lakers superstar is in his 17th season, and he is still one of the best players to ever play the game. LeBron and his Lakers dominate the season, and they are much closer to a win this season.
LeBron’s scoring is under the radar this season because he is focused on his assists now. He owns that list. His numbers aren’t that bad as he leads the NBA in assists and averages amazing 25.4 points per game. This is more than good news for every Lakers fan. LeBron has so much to offer, and his doubters better stop calling him washed king.