Trae Young Outshines Lebron James With These Surprising Stats

Published 10/28/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
Oct 27, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) watches the game from the bench during the second quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Paycom Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


NBA and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has had a slow start to the new season. The Lakers have won just two games and lost three games in a dismal start to their season. To add to their woes, talisman LeBron missed their last two games because of injury. LeBron’s poor start is confirmed by the backing of a few significant stats.

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NBA fans had already hyped NBA and Atlanta Hawks star, Trae Young, when he was playing in the NCAA. Trae Young has also started the new 2021-22 NBA season strongly. Stats back this claim as the 23-year-old point guard builds another strong showing for the Atlanta Hawks. Since the 2018-19 NBA season, when he joined the league, he has 47 games with 25 points & 10 assists, and is joint first. He has astonishingly surpassed Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who comes third with 37 games.

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The Lakers recently lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in an embarrassing 115-123 defeat. They missed LeBron James’ game-winning ability despite his poor form. The 36-year-old power forward had to watch his team’s games on the sidelines while recovering from a sore right ankle.

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Trae Young’s game against the Pelicans reveals how he can emulate LeBron James

The Atlanta Hawks ground out a particularly hard fought win against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Hawks’ offensive weaknesses were clear to witness in the game, with them having to rely on 21 offensive rebounds. However, they could hold off the Pelicans and narrowly escaped with a 102-99 victory.

Jun 27, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots a three point shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first quarter during game three of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Trae Young had a standout performance for the Hawks and outshone his teammates, scoring 31 points and recording 7 assists. Here too, Young displayed the unique ability to dominate games like LeBron James. The clutch ability to win games like LeBron, however, is something that Young might learn with time. The Hawks will face the Washington Wizards next on the road.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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