King LeBron James is in his 15th year of professional play, and is somehow still in his prime.
Bron is averaging 27.4 points, a career-high 9.1 assists, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 54.8 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. And did we mention he’s 33 years old?
As the season draws to a close, murmurs of who might win MVP are starting to circle, so The Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds decided to ask the King who he would vote for if he could vote. Without batting an eye, he responded: “I would vote for me. The body of work, how I’m doing it, what’s been happening with our team all year long, how we’ve got so many injuries and things of that nature, guys in and out, to be able to still keep this thing afloat, I definitely would vote me.”
His assessment is fair, as he’s able to age like wine on the hardwood instead of succumbing to the wear and tear he puts on his body night in and night out. But the thing is, the votes might not fall his way. He isn’t atop the Basketball Reference’s MVP’s list. He’s currently being pushed to third place by James Harden—who’s leading the Houston Rockets with the best record in the league—and his teammate Chris Paul.
While Bron’s comments weren’t too surprising, he was able to shock sneakerheads last night when he went up against Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat. The Heat destroyed the Cavs by 19 points, but James pulled out a pair of LeBron 15s that we’d never seen before.
The LeBron South Beach colorway first debuted when James was a member of the Big 3 in Miami on the LeBron 8. Bright blue and pink, they pay homage to the lively culture in Miami and bear a striking resemblance to the Miami Vice theme.