LeBron James’ season so far, summed up in 3 words by Frank Vogel
The Los Angeles Lakers were able to make a valiant comeback on Friday night versus the Memphis Grizzlies, in large part due to the efforts of LeBron James. Following the come-from-behind win, Frank Vogel had three words to describe what James is doing this season, via Spectrum’s Mike Trudell.
Frank Vogel on @KingJames: "You’re watching greatness."
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 13, 2021
The Lakers would get off to a slow start on Friday night, going down 22-2 to begin the first quarter against the Grizzlies. James would manage to record just two points in the first quarter as Los Angeles faced a 31-16 deficit entering the second quarter.
However, James would find his rhythm as he finished the game with 28 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists. He would make nine of his 15 shots from the field, showing off his efficiency in his 18th season in the NBA.
Besides having the Lakers positioned with a stellar 21-6 record, which is good enough for second-best in the NBA behind the Utah Jazz, James is compiling an MVP worthy season thus far. The 36-year-old forward is currently accounting for 25.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game while playing in all 27 games.
In addition, James is converting on 39.1 percent of his three-point attempts, which is the second-best mark of his career. The impressive part about his three-point efficiency is that he’s attempting a career-high 6.8 three-pointers per game.
Over the past five games, James has played in 39.9 minutes per game, notching 28.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 9.6 assists per game as the Lakers have a seven-game winning streak going. While Los Angeles has dealt with injuries to Anthony Davis and other members of the roster, James has done more than enough to keep the Lakers afloat.