James showing why he’s the best in the NBA.
After winning a third MVP award, second Olympic gold medal and first NBA championship, you’d be forgiven for taking it easy.
Not LeBron James. It appears the Miami Heat star has gone up another gear, posting up huge numbers as he leads the defending champions toward the play-offs with ease.
Currently on a five-game stretch of scoring 30 points or more, shooting 71.4% from the field, and more importantly leading the Heat to a five-game winning streak, James is currently as close as anyone to perfection.
Whether it’s a pull-up jumper, driving to the basket or drilling a three from beyond the arc, LeBron James has shown he cannot be stopped in this vein of form.
Linking up with partner in crime Dwyane Wade to devastating effect, James is undoubtedly enjoying himself right now as the Heat lead the way in the East with a 34-14 record.
Erik Spoelstra’s men have had their issues, particularly against fellow Eastern Conference teams, but with James they have an unmatched talent they can rely on to produce night-in and night-out.
Having silenced the critics last year by delivering when it really mattered in the play-offs and Finals, James is taking his game to another level, one which few can rival.
More worryingly for the rest of the league, the Heat appear to be further galvanized by his performances, opening up the floor and all contributing.
How many times have we seen a team come so close to upsetting the odds, but for the likes of Shane Battier to move the Heat into a commanding late lead?
Sweeping the Eastern conference player of the month awards, James is certainly making an early run in the MVP race. Seemingly impossible considering the standard of basketball he played last season, it appears he has further improved.
“I’m not satisfied and I work on my game each and every day, trying to figure out ways I can get better, both offensively and defensively, from the interior to exterior, whatever the case may be,” he recently told reporters.
While the Heat will hope he can keep this up for as long as possible and save some for the post-season, the scariest part of all is that LeBron James believes he can still improve.