6 Reasons LeBron James’ 25-Game Start Is Absolutely Stunning
This is year 2017. This is the 15th year of LeBron James’ decorated career. To some NBA players, it means a decline in efficiency. To others, it means a reduced minutes usage or even a bench role.
When it comes to LeBron James, he does not follow the average NBA players’ career trajectory and he does it in an amazing fashion. Here’s a look at how astonishing LeBron has been, even in his 15th year. Six crazy current averages that he has right now:
1) Scoring more points per game than 1994 MVP Hakeem Olajuwon.
2) Dishing more assists per game than 1970 Jerry West.
3) Making a higher field goal percentage than 2000 MVP Shaquille O’Neal.
4) Hitting a better true shooting percentage than MVP Kevin Durant.
5) Shooting a better three-point percentage than Steph Curry last season.
6) Aggregating a better player efficiency rating than any of Michael Jordan’s MVP seasons.
Shaquille O' Neal, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant & Derrick Rose at their absolute best: That's been LeBron James this year. Nick Wright lays out the numbers on First Things First on FS1.
Posted by FOX Sports Ohio on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
How’s that for a 15th year in the league? James hasn’t won an MVP since 2013, but his resume has remained consistent. Each season since returning to Cleveland he’s aged his game to new career highs in shooting, assists and even