LeBron may be better than ever

LeBron may be better than ever

Posted by mikemcgraw on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 15:01
LeBron James has been nursing a sore knee lately, but you wouldn't know anything is wrong by checking the numbers. In his third season in South Beach, James is posting even more impressive numbers than usual. His scoring is on the low end of his career scale -- 26.5 ppg is the lowest since his rookie season. But James is producing career highs in rebounds (8.6), field-goal percentage (.544) and 3-point percentage (.414, previous high was .362). At the same time, he's at career-lows in fouls per game (1.4) and turnovers (2.9), while his assist average (7.1) is among the league leaders. James participated in Friday's shootaround and expects to play against the Bulls tonight in Miami. Kevin Durant (28.4 pts, 7.9 rebs, 4.1 asts, .517 FG, .424 3-pt pct) can match James in most of those categories, so it's probably premature to say James is a runaway MVP this season. Once again, though, he's making it look easy.
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