LeBron James is having a remarkable season, especially considering that he is 37 years old and has racked up a ton of miles in 10 trips to the NBA Finals.
He scored 50 points on Friday to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a landslide victory over the Washington Wizards, just six days after breaking out with 56 points in a win over the Golden State Warriors. As of now, he leads the league in scoring by a hair with 29.7 points per game.
Now, with LA facing the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, James is just two assists away from joining an exclusive statistical club, a club that is so exclusive that he would become its only member.
With just two cents more, the four-time champion will become the first NBA player to amass 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists in his career.
It would surely make a great colorful feather on his cap when it comes to his argument of being perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time.
It’s a shame that James’ prolific season has come on a team where his supporting cast has been sorely lacking due to injuries, poor roster construction, and certain teammates who aren’t consistently playing up to their expectations. standards (we’re looking at you, Russell Westbrook).
But with just a few weeks left in the regular season and James’ first teammate, Anthony Davis, perhaps edging closer to returning from a sprained foot, the Lakers still have a chance to shock the world — if they find a way. to reach the playoffs.