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Doc Rivers had high praise for LeBron James and how well he has been playing in his 18th season in the NBA.

Rivers, the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, said James is a better player than he was five years ago.

“He does everything better than he did five years ago when he supposedly was in his prime. He’ll go down as one of the greatest passers to ever play the game,” Doc Rivers said, via Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times.

James is averaging 25.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.4 assists for the Lakers this season.