LeBron James has an impressive career in the NBA and he is the best to ever play the game. LeBron has been making headlines from the very first moment he joined the NBA and everyone wants to know the secret to his longevity. I mean, he will turn 39 in December and his game is still sharp.
The four-time NBA champion showed this in the big win over the Portland Trail Blazers. LA celebrated a 107-95 win over the Blazers and King James scored 35 points. What keeps him going strong at this age?
“It all starts with the mind. Just trying to keep my mind as fresh as possible to go out there and help lead my team,” LeBron told Spectrum SportsNet’s Mike Trudell. “You know, and then it’s about putting the work in. I put the work in daily on my body, onto my craft, and I just try to come out and just implement to the game.”
LeBron keeps making great stories with his longevity and monster performance
Lakers players entered the in-season tournament with a great task. They did lost a few games early in the season, but managed to fix the damage.
“It’s an incentive for sure, this early in the season,” LeBron said of the in-season tournament. “We understand what’s at stake, that’s not saying we’re putting all our eggs in one basket in the In-Season Tournament.”
In the win over the Blazers, LeBron scored 35 points, nine assists, five rebounds, and 2 steals in 34 minutes of action.
Anthony Davis praises LeBron
Lakers players have great words for LeBron’s contribution to the game and trust his leadership skills. LeBron had to deal with a calf contusion in the game against the Blazers, but his performance was fire.
“He shot the ball extremely well tonight, he was in a great rhythm, especially from 3. Made some huge plays, big time shots for us, the kind that just slowed them down,” Anthony Davis said of his teammate.
Davis did his best to repair the damage he made recently. Some NBA analysts criticized his inconsistency and the Lakers big man flashed his dominance once again. He finished the game vs Blazers with a double-double, scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds, three steals, and five blocks.
“When it [the tournament] started we just started to find our rhythm, click as a team, just kind of getting things rolling,” AD reflected. “Obviously a tough loss a couple of days ago at Sac, and we just wanted to come back and get in the win column.”