Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James passes Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and many other superstars with every game he wins. The four-time NBA champion is in his third season with the franchise and won a title in October. It was his first title with the team, and the best has yet to come.
On Saturday, King James passed the Black Mamba for the third-most triple-double in team history.
The 36-year-old joined the franchise in 2018. He left the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency. This was his second departure and it’s his final.
LeBron missed the playoffs in his debut with the Lakers. However, he did win a title in his second year with the team. In 2018, LeBron suffered a horrible groin injury and had to miss 17 games. His younger teammates lost the grip and the season was over for them. Let’s just say it ended on Christmas Day.
Things changed in 2019. The Lakers went after Anthony Davis and were able to get him in the second attempt. Of course, the franchise had to give up on a bunch of young players, including Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingraham. Davis’ arrival in LA changed the scenario. The Lakers fired the former head coach and hired Frank Vogel.
LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant despite turning 36
Vogel and his team won the 17th title in team history. They put an end to the drought in Los Angeles. It was a good season despite the coronavirus pandemic. Lakers players won their title inside a bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando. LeBron became the first NBA player to win titles and Finals MVP awards with three different teams. This speaks volumes for his greatness.
Hitting milestones has become a tradition for the four-time champion. In the 109-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron scored 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. The king of basketball trails Lakers legends Elgin Baylor and Magic Johnson in triple-doubles.
Los Angeles has a 4-2 record at this point of the season and players are just warming up. Their two initial losses will give everyone enough motivation to finish the season with another title.