Lakers star LeBron James sets insane old-man record at All-Star break
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is playing like he’s in his mid-20s this season. Funny thing is, he’s actually 36-years old.
That hasn’t stopped the King though from having an MVP-caliber like first-half for the Lakers, currently leading the defending champions in points, rebounds, and assists. Per Elias Sports, he’s the oldest player ever to lead his team in all three categories at the All-Star break.
At 36 years old, LeBron is the oldest player to lead his team in points, rebounds and assists at the All-Star Break 🤯
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 6, 2021
You read that correctly. There’s been no other NBA great complete this feat. Not even Michael Jordan. It’s been tough for James in the last couple of weeks though, as the Lakers have severely felt the absence of star big man Anthony Davis.
On top of that, LA’s third-best scorer in Dennis Schroder missed a few games due to the league’s health and safety protocols, leaving LeBron severely shorthanded. When Schroder was out, the Lakers lost four straight, then went on a two-game winning streak when the German returned.
James continues to play at an extremely high level though as he looks to propel the Lakers to another Larry O’Brien Trophy. At this point, the veteran isn’t showing any signs of slowing down which is bad news for the rest of the league. He’s currently averaging 25.8 points, eight rebounds, and 7.8 assists per night. Talk about dominant.
Along the way, I’m sure more records will be broken by the King.