NBA Hall of Famer and Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen says Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is in the prime of his career right now.
Life is pretty good for LeBron and the Lakers at the moment. LA has the best record in the NBA and James is playing like an MVP once again now that he’s healthy.
“LeBron James right now is in the prime of his career,” Pippen said on ESPN's The Jump. “He's managing his body better, he's managing his minutes and he's managing his possessions out on the basketball floor.
“Yes, he's still running down the court and stopping guys in transition, but just his ability to be a better floor general out on the basketball court, putting guys in the right position to be successful, that's what I see in LeBron James right now and I feel like these 35 minutes are not hard minutes on his body.”
James is averaging 25.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 11.0 assists per game on the season for the Lakers. The four-time MVP and three-time champion is shooting 49.3 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Lakers are 15-2. They have won eight consecutive games entering their Wednesday matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans, a game which will have a lot of emotions since Anthony Davis is returning to The Big Easy.