‘Old’ LeBron James sends warning to teams after Lakers’ NBA Finals win
After four NBA rings, four NBA Finals MVP trophies and four league MVP awards, it sure looks like James is far from done. Though there are a lot of uncertainties surrounding him at this point of his career, the 35-year-old is making sure the world know that his story isn’t over just yet.
“I got a lot of years left.” James said after closing out the Lakers-Heat NBA Finals series in Game 6, per ESPN.
LeBron has more gas in the tank 👀 pic.twitter.com/Cw99xk4CXc
— ESPN (@espn) October 12, 2020
In his 17th years in the NBA, James has managed to silence all his critics and lift his fourth NBA title in impressive fashion. Even with Anthony Davis beside him, the 16-time All-Star showed up big time and tallied historic numbers in yet another incredible playoff run.
Just in the 2020 Finals against the Miami Heat, James averaged nearly a triple-double, tallying 29.8 points per game, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists. His record-setting 11th NBA Finals triple-double in Game 6 is just one of many historic achievements he accomplished this year.
A lot of people were pertaining to James as a “Washed King” coming into 2019-20 after he missed a huge chunk of the Lakers’ previous campaign with a groin injury. After Sunday’s performance, all that slander is erased. James mentioned that he was able to use all that doubt to fuel him in search of his fourth ring.
There’s no other way to put it: LeBron James is the best player in the NBA right now and it sure looks like it’ll stay that way until someone else proves otherwise.