LeBron James may not have been rewarded with the MVP award he was seeking for his efforts, but the year he just had for the Los Angeles Lakers was still an incredible and historic performance considering the context, and we aren’t ready to stop appreciating it just yet.
So that’s exactly what co-hosts Anthony Irwin and Harrison Faigen did on the latest episode of the Silver Screen and Roll podcast. After starting out the show by having a little bit of fun with the latest video of Kostas Antetokounmpo soaking in his status as an NBA champion and discussing the latest reports on when next season might start — and how it could affect the Lakers — Harrison and Anthony moved on to discussing the year that was for LeBron James.
At age 35, James not only led the league in assists, but nearly averaged a triple-double, all while coming off of the most serious injury of his career and showing more defensive engagement than he’s put forth in several years. James did pick his spots at times, but he’s become so good at doing so that he can still be the best player on the floor using solely his mind. It made Harrison and Anthony both optimistic that James still have several years left in the tank at this level (or close to it) and that even if he has to load manage a bit more in an abbreviated season, he’ll still be able to find ways to be effective.
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