Prior to the start of the 2019-20 season, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James heard all the chatter that he is already way past his prime.
When asked about the idea that he's already “washed”, James savagely took another shot at his naysayers and told them to “meet me at the cleaners” per Ben Golliver of The Washington Post.
LeBron James, riding Lakers’ first 7-game winning streak since 2011, on the notion that he’s “washed”: “I don’t know, man. Meet me at the cleaners.” pic.twitter.com/glYbTaqrWJ
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) November 9, 2019
James previously tweeted a photo of himself with the sarcastic caption “Washed King.” It's an obvious shot at his critics who no longer considered him the best player in the world.
As he has proven thus far this season, the ageless superstar continues to defy Father Time.
Led by the superstar tandem of LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers won their seventh consecutive contest over James' former squad, the Miami Heat.
The King finished with 25 points, four rebounds, and six assists. He shot 10-of-19 from the field and knocked down four three-pointers in 36 minutes. Anthony Davis top-scored for The Purple and Gold with 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting. The Brow rounded out his all-around performance with eight boards, seven dimes, two takeaways, and three swats.
With his scoring output last night, LeBron James became just the third player ever to score at least 20 points in 1,000 career games. He joined Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on that exclusive group, both of which are the top two scorers in NBA history.
On the season, the 34-year old is averaging 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 11.1 assists while shooting 48.1 percent from the field. More importantly, his outstanding play this season has steered Los Angeles to the best record in the NBA at 7-1