The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has had a legendary career, and in Year 15, we might be seeing him at his peak.
Fans and analysts always love to compare Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Well, one thing the Cleveland Cavaliers sensation has on Jordan is his longevity. James is playing the best basketball of his career in his 15th season while Jordan only managed to play 15 seasons in total.
However, the battle of the greatest isn’t what this article is about. This article is to prove that the LeBron James we’ve seen over the past two series is the best LeBron James we’ve ever seen and might ever see.
For starters, James has four games of 40+ points. Before the Cavs demolished the Raptors by 18 in Game 2, James hadn’t scored 40+ and his team won by over five this postseason.
James isn’t playing this well by choice. He’s been forced to put his team on his back this entire postseason and he’s responded with these numbers. In the Cavs entire first-round seven-game series, James was only Cavalier to recorded over 20 points in a game, which he did in all seven games.
Throughout the first 10 games, James has averaged 34.8 points on 54.7% from the field, 9.5 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and a mere 3.2 turnovers per game. Outside of being phenomenal on the offensive end, James has totaled just 21 fouls in the 10 games. So, he’s dominated offensively and smart enough defensively to not put the Cavs in any uncomfortable situations.
That said, let’s take a look at a couple other stretches of playoff basketball where James has thrived and see how they compare to this recent stretch of games.