LeBron James is having another exciting year in his two-decade career with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Entering his 2023-24 season with “renewed energy.”
The 38-year-old James has reportedly been training “Before the Sun Rises” ahead of his 21st professional season with training camp looming, running two sessions a day in preparation for the 2023-24 season.
The four-time NBA champion just reached the Western Conference Finals last season.
After missing out on the playoffs last season, James and the Lakers made a triumphant return to the playoffs in 2023 and made a surprise run to the Western Conference Finals as the seventh seed, where they ultimately lost to the Denver Nuggets.
What’s even more impressive is that James helped the team achieve so much while not even at 100 percent.
James missed 13 regular season games due to a tendon injury in his right foot. Even though James returned in the weeks leading up to the playoffs, he didn’t look like himself and lacked his usual explosiveness.
However, he still put up some impressive performances, including 30 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in the final game of the second round against the Golden State Warriors.
He even scored 40 points in the Lakers’ Game 4 loss to the Nuggets.
Now, with a well-rested offseason, a revamped roster, and the acquisition and retention of some outstanding free agents such as Gabe Vincent, Austin Reeves, and D’Angelo Russell, James looks to Ready to lead Los Angeles to another championship.
Considering how long he dominated the sport, it’s almost impossible to doubt him.
Last season, James averaged 28.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game, and also broke the NBA’s historical scoring record.