LeBron James Discusses His Basketball IQ, Photographic Memory

LeBron 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 there.”

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.