Where LeBron James' Epic Season Ranks Among His Best

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Where LeBron James' Epic Season Ranks Among His Best
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LeBron James is soaring higher than ever before.

There appears to be no end to the dominance.

Or the acclaim.

LeBron James has simply never had a stretch like this.

Few, if any, in NBA history have had stretches like this.

Since early in the fourth quarter against Toronto on Feb. 6, James has taken 65 shots.

He has made 49.

That's 75.4 percent from the field.

"That's pretty cool," James said.

That's ridiculous, and just the latest accomplishment in a remarkable season.

James is shooting 56.2 percent from the field, good for seventh in the NBA and by far the best of his career. He is fourth in the NBA in scoring (27.0), 26th in rebounds (8.1), 11th in assists (6.9) and, perhaps most surprisingly, 18th in three-point shooting (42.1 percent). 

Oh, and he's still playing some defense, too. 

As Kobe Bryant put it, after the Heat's latest win against the Lakers:

“I mean, it’s just sensational. At his size, I think what’s important that he’s added to his game is his ability to square up and shoot. He seems to have a lot of confidence in that jumper, which opens up the rest of the game for him."

Erik Spoelstra had a message for Miami fans:

“I say this to Miami fans: don’t take it for granted. He’s making greatness look easy.”

But is this his greatest season?

 

(All quotes for this piece were collected through the author's coverage of the Miami Heat for the Palm Beach Post.)

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