Jamal Crawford Hits Back at Stat Highlighting LeBron James’ Decline This Season

Published 02/27/2021, 11:30 AM EST
Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) positions teammates during the seconds quarter against the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers finally put an end to their losing streak. LeBron James and co. played at an elite level against Damian Lillard’s Portland Trail Blazers. With the All-Star break approaching soon, the Lakers would hope to continue this form.

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The biggest takeaway from this game was the excellent performance by LeBron James. James, 36, finished the game with 28 points and 11 rebounds while playing 36 minutes! Additionally, he registered four steals and three blocks to lock down the Blazers’ players.

All things considered, it was a phenomenal game from LeBron. This should also put an end to the media saying that LBJ is washed. Even during the Lakers’ four-game losing streak, James still played his part. But the purple and gold’s role players were struggling to find their form.

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NBA veteran praises LeBron James for his insane 18th season in the league

Jan 28, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot against Detroit Pistons center Mason Plumlee (24) during the first quarter at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

We are almost at the halfway point for the 2020-21 NBA season. So far, LeBron is not only leading the Lakers to a good record. He is having an excellent individual season as well. It might come as a surprise, but most sports pundits expected LBJ to finally show some signs of decline this season.

Former Nets guard Jamal Crawford highlighted that fact and called out the critics of LeBron James. Crawford tweeted:

“Eye test shows he’s doing things that no one has this late in their career….”

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Like Crawford pointed out, LeBron’s longevity is unreal. Despite being in the 18th season in the league, the King is making a case for himself to win the fifth regular season MVP of his career.

Although he might not win those honors, winning an NBA Championship is what LeBron truly cares about. If he can bring another NBA Championship to the city of angels, he will be on pace to become a legend for the franchise.

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Right now, the Lakers have the third seed in the West. But they could make a push for the top seed in the second half of the season. What are your expectations from James and the Lakers this season? Let us know your views in the comments section.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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