LeWashed?

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Patrick Roghaar, Copy Editor

                It has been brought to my attention that there is a decent-sized basketball watching population that believes NBA superstar and debatable greatest of all time LeBron James is washed. The term can be defined as out of one’s prime, running down, deteriorating, etc. I don’t know what planet they are watching Lebron James play basketball on, but they are absolutely not correct. Their opinion is wrong, and that’s a fact. Here is why.

For some context, LeBron James is currently in his seventeenth season, and after not making the playoffs with his new Los Angeles Lakers squad as well as getting injured for the first time in ages, people speculate whether or not he needs to have his playing time reduced and let his career naturally dwindle. At the time of typing this article, the Lakers are 25 games into the season, and LeBron James looks like he was his former 20-year-old self. The Lakers are on a tear, currently sitting at 22-3 on the season and tied for the best record in the league. It’d be biased to say that LeBron is doing this by himself. LeBron has a nice supporting cast of an additional superstar in Anthony Davis and solid role players at every position. LeBron and AD have been talked as the best duo in the league as of right now, and combining their size, strength, and athleticism, they are a force to be reckoned with. LeBron James currently averages 26 PPG, 11 APG, and 7 RPG. This 34-year-old seem to still have some skill. In fact, he is a solid pick for MVP right now, but it is probably a close competition with Luka Doncic and James Harden. Age does not define LeBron James. His body is in peak form, he is as quick and strong as ever, and his leadership and playmaking abilities are what every athlete should strive for. So to that population that does think LeBron’s career is on the tail end, I suggest you watch basketball.