James is the greatest basketball superstar to ever walk on planet Earth. His
skills are insane. But, even more important is the fact that LeBron has high
basketball IQ and excellent photographic memory.
“I’ve always had it,” the Los Angeles Lakers superstar told
Sports Illustrated. ” A lot of my friends when I was younger playing the
game, they were like, ‘Man, how did you remember that play? Or how did you
remember that? It was so long ago.’ I never thought about it. I didn’t even
know what photographic memory meant when I was younger until I got older. It’s
something that I was born with or blessed with.”
King James is 6-foot-9, 250-pounds. He has the power to make his way through defenses. The
superstar does this using his force and amazing finesse. LeBron sees
games with different eyes. He knows where everyone stands. He also predicts
each move opponents make.
“There’s a lot of people in the league with LeBron’s body,” Clippers’ coach Doc Rivers said. “There’s no one in the league with his brain.”
LeBron James has great basketball IQ and photographic memory
LeBron has the superpower to see things before every other player. He knows
pretty much everything about each player in the NBA. He
knows how players act. LeBron knows
where his teammates should stand, and what move
will their defenders pull out.
“He knows everybody,” Quinn Cook said. “He
could be last guy on the bench on the team, but he knows he’s left-handed, he’s
a shooter, don’t go under him, he’s a driver, stuff like that. He pays
attention to the game, he watches the game and he studies. He helps us get
prepared just with his voice.”
LeBron has no holes or spaces in his memory. He remembers everything. He showed this last month after media members asked him about the final play of the All-Star Game. That was about five days after the event. LeBron described the play and even shared the tiniest details.
“They switched out on AD [Anthony Davis], and two guys
went to AD, so Kawhi [Leonard] went directly to James [Harden],” James
said. “[Harden] drove the baseline and threw it to CP [Chris Paul] in the
corner. And then CP drove middle, kicked it back to me, and they were scrambled
defensively. For a second, I was about to go one-on-one, which you saw in the
picture that I posted with me and Giannis [Antetokounmpo]. But then when I saw
that Kyle Lowry was on Anthony…When I saw Kyle on AD, we made eye contact,
and I just knew he was gonna duck in. And it was just a bang-bang play right
Before the NBA suspension, LeBron was having one of the most successful seasons of his career. He is leading the NBA in assists with 10.6 a game, and also averages 25.7 points and 7.8 rebounds.