WATCH: LeBron James Rips Nuggets Defense, Caps Off With a Thunderous Dunk

Published 02/14/2021, 11:53 PM EST
Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Lakers superstar, LeBron James, has arguably had the longest prime in league history. James turned 36 this season but is yet to show any signs of decline in his game. At this age, most NBA players are either on their last legs or have already retired from the league.

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But King James is still putting up solid numbers and leading the LA Lakers to another excellent season. In fact, he is in the race to win the regular season MVP amidst young guns like Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic.

So far, the purple and gold are 21-6 this year and are facing off against the Denver Nuggets to further improve their record tonight.

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Last season, the two sides met in the Western Conference Finals, where the Lakers came out on top. As a result, this is one of the most touted matchups in the season. The game has been exciting till now, with the Nuggets leading 73-61 at halftime.

LeBron James displays his skill set against the Denver Nuggets

While Denver is leading right now, they still have no answer for LeBron James. LBJ scored 19 points in the first half along with a skillful play right before the buzzer. James ripped through the Nuggets’ defense and slammed the ball hard at the rim.

Looking at this play, there is hardly anyone who can say that James is 36 years old. LBJ looks in great touch tonight and if the Lakers want to win the game, they need him to lead the team from the front.

Can the Lakers make a comeback in this game? We will find out soon.

Is LeBron James still the best player 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

There is no doubt that LeBron has been the face of the league for as long as we can remember. However, as he is turning old, it’s only a matter of time before the King hangs up his sneakers for good.

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Although the day might be near, LBJ is still arguably the best player in the league. He has led his team to a phenomenal start and if they can continue this form, it is quite plausible for the Lakers to repeat this season.

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What are your thoughts on LeBron James‘ performance this season? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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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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