Feb 10, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) is pressured by Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) during thenfirst half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Lebron James is a very good player.
That last sentence might be the largest understatement every written in any sports article.
The Miami star is considered by many to be the best player in the NBA-currently, as well as in the history of the league.
That’s because at the age of 28, James is arguably playing the best basketball of his career.
Following his recent hot streak on the court- He shot 71.3 FG percent in his last five games- the question comes to mind: Can the man be stopped?
Unless you triple cover him, I think the answer is probably no.
The only problem is that when you triple cover him, the guy is also an exceptional passer, one of the most underrated of his skills in basketball.
James’ career year features him averaging 27.0 points per game, with just over eight rebounds, and almost seven assists to match.
His FG percentage has also hit an all-time high for him, as he is shooting 56.2 percent of his shots in the 2012-2013 season.
Yet stats can only say so much.
It’s watching the game that gives fans a whole different opinion. For when the game enters the fourth quarter and Lebron James catches fire on the court, it’s a spectacle to watch.
You get the feeling in those instances that if James gets the ball, no shot is impossible to make.
In fact, Lebron James broke a Miami Heat record in their win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. He was the first player in the history of the franchise to score at least 30 points in five straight games.
He had 32 in the Heat’s 107-97 win.
The fact of the matter is that he makes it look easy. And basketball fans watch in wonder as the streak continues.