If I told you in October that an NBA player would shoot over 50 percent from the floor and average over eight assists, you’d have thought I was talking about a low-scoring point guard.
Well, LeBron James does all that while averaging just under 30 PPG.
James ended all legitimate best player and MVP debates months ago. He has set himself apart as the clear-cut best player in what’s become the NBA’s deepest position.
Now for the first time in his career, James actually has a solid supporting cast, and he’s taken them and molded them into overwhelming favorites to win the NBA title.
The only thing his critics have left to attack is his supposed arrogance.
While James did provide a little fuel for their fire in claiming he could win the NBA scoring title at will, the fact of the matter is, he’s right.
He’s got a higher field goal percentage than any other top eight scorer and more assists than any other scorer ranked in the top 25.
So, yeah, if LeBron wanted to dial back on the passes and throw up a couple more shots, he’d win the scoring title every season hands down.