Father time may be undefeated, but LeBron is sure as hell giving him one hell of a fight. Just take a look at his latest performance against the Minnesota Timberwolves where he scored 26 points on top of seven rebounds and five assists. At his age, fans expect him to slow down a bit, but that hasn't been the case at all.
As Stat Muse noted, LeBron is not declining at all and is even recording averages that are on par with his number during his younger years. In fact, his 28.5 points per game average is his highest since 2010, while his shooting clips of 52.3 percent overall and 37.4 percent from deep are his best since 2018 and 2014, respectively.
LeBron James 19th season:
28.5 PPG — highest since 2010
52.3 FG% — highest since 2018
37.4 3P% — highest since 2014
20.2 FGA — highest since 2008
1.8 SPG — highest since 2012
1.1 BPG — highest since 2009 pic.twitter.com/hIzMl06QiO
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 3, 2022
LeBron James has taken care of his body really well over the past few years, which is why some don't find it surprising that he is still playing at a high level at his age. However, it is worth noting that the Lakers star had been sidelined numerous times in recent seasons due to injuries, which raised questions about his durability after being an iron-man in the NBA for so long.
The superstar forward is clearly refusing to succumb to age and eventual decline, and while it is inevitable, LeBron is putting on one of the greatest shows on Earth while he can. It is unknown until when he can keep it up, so it's best to enjoy it now.