“38-Year-Old LeBron James is Leading the NBA!”: Lakers Star Posts Astonishing Stat in 20th Season, Stands Ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 17/01/2023

LeBron James is doing it all for the Lakers right now. In a roster filled with players known to underperform when you need them the most, the King has guided the Lakers to 6 wins in their last 10 games.

All while doing so, the man is also averaging a stellar 29 points per game, ranking 7th in the NBA for the stat.

But as it turns out, this isn’t the only category he has been dominating.

Recently, the NBA community looked into LeBron James’s clutch time numbers of the man this season. And the result of that research was astounding, to say the absolute least.

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LeBron James leads the NBA in total 4th quarter points despite missing time this season

LeBron James has often been criticized for not being one of the least clutch players in the NBA. And after years of taking verbal abuse from the NBA community, it appears that the man has finally taken it to heart.

Why do we say that? To find out, take a look at the tweet below.

To have missed 10 games and still leading this stat on the season alone would have been massively impressive. But at 38 years old?

LeBron James truly has the upper hand against Father Time right now.


What is LeBron James’s defensive rating this season?

LeBron James has been doing it all for the Lakers… on offense, at least. Defensively, however, it is a different story altogether.

The man clearly takes possessions off during games, almost looking like a statue at times. And nothing reflects that more than his defensive rating.

This season, James has a defensive rating of 113.6. That means he is giving up over 113 points per 100 possessions.

He may have to conserve his energy every once in a while. However, a defensive rating that abysmal may mean that he is just slacking.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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