Brian Windhorst of ESPN details just how much LeBron James’ career has evolved throughout his 17-year career, including his play-making responsibilities, playing with big men like Anthony Davis, his ability to play full-out more consistently, showing his defensive skills in the regular season and working in tandem with new Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel.
At 35-years-old, LeBron James is doing some miraculous things this season. He’s grabbing rebounds, scoring buckets at will, dishing out assists, staying healthy and durable, all while leading the Lakers to the best record in the West and the second-best record in the NBA. James demonstrates defensive abilities in every match. We see the King like never before. His chemistry with Anthony Davis and other team members is amazing. He is not only floor general but also a true leader outside the court.
The performance he is putting on now, at this age, with so much mileage on his body, is unprecedented. It’s no secret that Bron takes great care of his body. He spends millions of dollars and countless hours treating, repairing, and preparing his body for the physical grind of an 82-game season. He has also adjusted his game on the court to include more playmaking and jump-shooting than dunking and driving.