It looks like LeBron James has found that energy again.
After dropping 42 points on the Spurs Wednesday night, the Lakers have now won four in a row. He put up 20 of them in the fourth quarter, has LA came away with a 121-113 win. He also put up six assists, five rebounds and two steals, but that all took a backseat to his scoring. LeBron shot 15-of-24 from the field to get those 42 points, and is having quite the first season in LA.
Through 24 games, he’s averaging 28.4 points per game. That’s one more point than last season with the Cavaliers. But that’s not all. The king is also putting up 7.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.3 steals per game. His big fourth quarter included a stretch of ripping off 14 straight points to give the Lakers the lead. Not to mention, it’s already his third 40-point game of the season. In other words, James is adjusting to life just fine with the Lakers.
And he doesn’t really care what you think about him. Especially not at this point in his career.
“No, for what? I’m past the [taking things] personal stage,” James told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin following the big win. “…It doesn’t matter for me. What’s most important is seeing my teammates make huge shots in the fourth quarter. … That’s what’s most important to me. I can care less about the narrative about me. It doesn’t matter. I’m a staple in this game.”
Next up, LeBron and the Lakers will once again take on the Spurs. But this time, the matchup will take place in San Antonio tomorrow night. At 15-9, they’re still only fifth out West. Yet they’re just one game behind the Golden State Warriors and two games out of first place.
How much higher will LeBron and company go?