LeBron James sends bold message to rest of NBA: ‘I’m not your typical guy in his 18th season’

Robert Marvi
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James may now be in his 18th NBA season, but he’s still looking very spry.

He says that his stringent training regimen is why he’s still a viable player at this point of his career, even as he’s days away from turning 36.

Just over two months removed from his fourth NBA championship, the Akron, Ohio native has been easing his way into the new season by playing fewer minutes than usual.

He had 22 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists in the Lakers’ second game of the season, a 138-115 wipeout of the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day.

Yet, he has shown that he’s still in prime condition, as he’s thrown down several dunks in the first two contests of the 2020-21 season.

Last season, James had one of the best showings of his storied career. Playing full-time point guard on a fast-breaking team at age 35, he led the league in assists while maintaining his lofty scoring average.

In October, he earned his fourth NBA Finals MVP award by averaging nearly 30 points a game and flirting with averaging a triple double in the championship series.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.