LeBron James is scoring 26 points per game at a holy 60.9 percent from the floor while also posting career-bests 48 percent from three and over 80 percent from the foul line.
Yet the four-time MVP and two-time Champ says he hasn’t yet peaked this season. From the Associated Press:
“I’m not there yet, but I’m rounding the corner,” James said. “I’m rounding third. I’m feeling better every week.”
Upon hearing that, Wade scoffed with a grin.
“He’s there now,” Wade said. “He’s there. It’s remarkable.”
James has shot 65 percent or better five times in Miami’s first 14 games, including an 11-for-14 effort Monday against Phoenix.
“Experience, his IQ, his understanding of our offense, understanding of how we want to attack, that’s at an elite level — that’s at coaching level,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.
And, for some reason, I believe James. Why not? Not only has he somehow gotten better every season since joining the Miami Heat, he is also toying with opponents and with his game just to keep things interesting while his calendar still says ‘November.’
Whether he’s copying Dirk Nowitzki’s fadeaway or experimenting with bullet passes, James’ ability to slow the game down in a way that allows him to fu−mess around is one thing you won’t see from any other player in the NBA.
So, yes, I believe LeBron can and will improve this season. If you’re LeBron, why play your entire hand this early?