As the Lakers complete another practice session inside the Orlando bubble, their coach said James has played as if he has never left.
“Outstanding. It’s really remarkable how he’s been able to stay in shape, stay ready, to be sharp as if there wasn’t a layoff at all. He’s playing at a really high level,” he said talking to the reporters o Thursday (Via NBA reporter Mike Trudell).
James is currently in the 17th season of his NBA career. The fact that his name has been coming up in MVP of the season discussions shows how much he has been contributing at the age of 37. Prior to the league’s suspension, he was averaging 25.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the season shooting almost 50% from field goals. His 10.6 assists is the highest in the league.
Frank Vogel on LeBron off the court: “He’s a lot of fun. I commend him, for someone of his stature, to just be one of the guys”. He cited how LeBron always spends time with his teammates, when some players could tend to go be off on their own.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 16, 2020
James’ teammate Quinn Cook was another one to say how the four-time MVP has hardly changed after the break.
“He’s pretty much been the same Bron…Very outgoing…He makes everyone feel special…One of the hardest workers you’ll ever see,” Cook said during the media session.
LeBron James will be eyeing his fourth NBA title
Over his 17-year career, James has won three NBA titles. He won two consecutive titles with Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013 before leading his hometown franchise Cleveland Cavaliers to their first title in 2016.
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) July 16, 2020
With James leading the Lakers this season along with Anthony Davis, the team has been one of the best in the NBA. Before the league’s suspension, the Lakers were on top of the Western Conference. They had the best record in the league after Milwaukee Bucks. As the season gets underway after a break, James will be looking to lead the Lakers to their 17th NBA title.
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