Lakers’ LeBron James Finds His Name in Yet Another Record Showcasing Absolute Consistency

Published 02/15/2021, 12:40 AM EST
Feb 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a play in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James is playing at another level for the Lakers this season. However, his 36-YO body has received minimal rest as he has played in all the 27 games so far.

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The King of NBA continued his impressive run against the Denver Nuggets, even as his side lost.

The Lakers were on a seven-game win streak before meeting the Nuggets on Sunday. However, a mind-blowing triple-double from Nikola Jokic just halfway through the third quarter ensured that the Lakers didn’t have a W at Ball Arena, Colorado.

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But all that didn’t stop Bron from pocketing yet another NBA record.

LeBron James and his unfathomable consistency

King James scored just 6 points in the first quarter where he missed two FTs followed by a flawed three-point attempt. However, he came back in Q2 and added 13 points to his tally.

But just as he touched the 15 point mark along with 5 rebounds and as many assists, he got his name in the history books. 

That is how inhumanly consistent he has been in the current season, where the Lakers have shown great tenacity. The Akron Hammer has averaged close to 35 minutes of playtime per game, and that is as good as one can expect of him.

His assist numbers from last season have surely taken a hit, but the three-point and free-throw shooting have improved. The Lakers are very much dependent on him, and his mind-over-matter psychology is definitely helping.

The Lakers’ scary struggle against the Nuggets

The men in Golden and Purple seemed a little off against the Nuggets. Their defense looked marred as the Nuggets took a formidable 20-point lead until the end of Q3. By that time, it was only LeBron James leading at the points (22), boards (8), and assists (8) for the Lakers. 

Anthony Davis had to leave the game early with a right leg injury. He could time just 14 minutes in which he added 15 points, 4 rebs, and an assist.

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Nuggets’ top scorer Nikola Jokic fouled AD, after which he converted his FTs and went out, visibly limping. Earlier, he was questionable for right Achilles tendonitis but showed up in the match.

Without him, the Lakers lost their edge and that helped the Nuggets’ bench take advantage of the weaker defense and gain a 122-105 victory.

Do you think the Lakers can win against big sides without Anthony Davis playing? Help us know your views in the comments.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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