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Nate McMillan says LeBron James ‘seems like a player on a mission’

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Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan says Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James “seems like a player on a mission.”

After missing the playoffs last season for the first time since his second year in the league, James sat back all summer and heard all these pundits slander his name. As he always does, James took the high road and focused on what he can control.

Now, LeBron is playing like an MVP again since he’s healthy and has the Lakers at 24-3, which is the best record in the NBA.

LeBron is averaging 26.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 10.7 assists this season while shooting 50.2 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free-throw line.

With LeBron and Anthony Davis leading the way, the Lakers have a great chance at winning the title this season. No one wants to see LeBron and Davis in a seven-game playoff series.

James averaged 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 55 games last season. The four-time MVP most likely leads the Lakers to the playoffs if he doesn’t hurt his groin on Christmas Day against the Golden State Warriors.

The groin injury forced James to miss 17 consecutive games. The Lakers went 6-11 during that stretch and fell out of the playoff picture out West.