LeBron James is a physical phenomenon as the NBA had never known before. The proof, for his 17th season in the league, he is as fresh as when he started. According to Karl Malone, this is partly why we will never see a player like the King again.
The NBA has never had a player in his 17th season who dominates as much as LeBron James does this year. At 35 years old the King is still shooting 25.5 points, 10.5 assists, and 8 rebounds per game, all while playing 35 minutes per game. A real feat!
If LeBron is so durable in his performances, it is because he takes immense care of his body. In these times of recovery for example, he has already explained in detail how he would approach the first games on the bubble, to potentially reach the Finals at the top of his form.
That longevity, among other things, is also why LeBron James has found himself in the conversation for the GOAT title. Not only does he have the track record to claim it, but such dominance over the league for nearly 20 years is simply unheard of. Even Michael Jordan didn’t do better.
According to Karl Malone, this is why the King is at the top of the historical hierarchy in the NBA. Also unstoppable in his prime, the legendary Jazz interior knows what constitutes a great player. And LeBron obviously has all the qualities required. He spoke on the Dan Patrick Show.
I honestly think LeBron James is the most talented player I’ve ever seen in my life. Sometimes you hear players talk, but they never take responsibility for anything behind it. Not him. LeBron James is 6’2″, 115 pounds, all muscle, and the things he can do with that body, we will never see again.
For all the people who openly hate him, sit back and enjoy the show. It’s only once in a while that you see a player like this come to the NBA.
Unlike a whole generation of former players, Karl Malone has no problem recognizing the talent of the players who followed him. In fact, he feels that some of the stars of the 2000′ and 2010′ would deserve a lot more attention.
I can name Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, and Russell Westbrook. Every once in a while, players like these come into the NBA, and you’re left speechless. People don’t appreciate them, so they choose to rage.