After sticking 47 points on the nose of the Hawks this weekend, LeBron James was once again on the road with his Lakers. A new victory, this time in Charlotte (121-115), but with a still exceptional King. A small game with 43 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists, does it pass for a guy of almost 40 years?
He gets so pissed off that he breaks new records…unwittingly.
As much on the move to Atlanta to celebrate his birthday, we felt that LeBron was going to get us crazy, as much there at the Hornets? What was the presence of Michael Jordan to stir the GOAT debate under his nose?
Once again orphaned by Anthony Davis, LeBron did not wait a single second to push Charlotte’s racket and show the gulf that existed between his level and that of the competition opposite. Hornets who did not show any signs of competitiveness at all, quickly abandoning the meeting as a symbol of their sublime season. Yes sorry it’s ironic, but at the same time the match of this night did not change our opinion on the collective play of Charlotte.
Well helped by an Austin Reaves in mode Young Magic and an over-motivated Thomas Bryant to find a place inside, LeBron only had to play his part to fulfill his preferred contract.
Victory + big stats + big highlights to remember who’s boss.
The highlights of LeBron’s 43 points in Charlotte.
Second game in a row above 40 points, and actions… there are more words for a guy of this age.
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How can you not shake your head when you see this “human” hitting alley-oops with his head in the hoop, when he has just celebrated his 38th birthday?
How not to smile seeing a Schroder – LeBron counterattack, finished with an effortless reverse windmill?
How can we not thank the basketball gods for giving us a healthy King, getting closer night after night to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time record, once again scoring forty to reduce the distance? Usually, we see these performances in defeats. But for once? LeBron offered himself a nice doublet, twice 40 points minimum in 2 straight wins.
What’s next? Maybe a 50-point match, or 60-point who knows… LeBron James is in the shape of his life, empowered more than ever, and determined to dethrone Abdul-Jabbar in scoring. Grab your popcorn and enjoy every moment, because soon these will be in the rearview mirror…