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Just weeks shy of turning 39, LeBron James remains a force in the league, pivotal in the Lakers’ In-Season Tournament triumph.

Free agent Austin Rivers underlined James’ centrality, stating, “We’re still relying on LeBron to be the face of the league. We don’t have anybody else… Jokic doesn’t want it and he doesn’t have the game for it, in terms of style and flash, and just overall fanfare.”

Rivers lamented the absence of a player with LeBron, Jordan, or Kobe’s awe-inspiring impact, emphasizing the lack of a current generational talent capable of reshaping the NBA.