Lakers LeBron James adds 19th consecutive All-NBA nod to his legendary career

The NBA has officially announced that LeBron James has been selected to the All-NBA Third Team for the 2022-23 season, marking the 19th consecutive All-NBA honor of his illustrious career. This achievement extends his own record for most All-NBA selections in league history, and it is also his fifth overall as a Los Angeles Lakers. James’ consistent performance over the years has solidified his status as one of the greatest players in the league’s history.

In the 55 games he played during the regular season, James recorded an impressive 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game. These statistics extend his NBA record of 19 consecutive seasons averaging 25+ points per game. James’ abilities were also demonstrated on the court as he led the league in fastbreak points per game, averaging 6.2, and ranked sixth in points in the paint per contest with 15.1. He further contributed 18 double-doubles and two triple-doubles in his 20th NBA campaign.

James scored 20+ points in 48 games this season, including 25 games with 30+ points and five games scoring at least 40, highlighting his consistency and longevity. He also made significant strides in the league’s all-time leaders, moving into fourth place on the all-time assists list with 10,420 and ninth place on the all-time steals chart with 2,186. James now holds the record for the most 20-point games registered with 1,179. These achievements have firmly established James as the only player in NBA history to be ranked in the top five all-time in both points and assists.

The All-NBA teams were selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters, with voters choosing two guards, two forwards, and one center for each team. Points were awarded on a 5-3-1 basis, and players were selected at the position they play regularly. Those who received votes at multiple positions were slotted at the position where they received the most votes.

For James, being named to the All-NBA Team is a testament to his dedication and passion for the sport. It reinforces his position as one of the greatest players in the league’s history, and it inspires younger players to strive for greatness. Despite his age and the challenges that come with playing professional basketball for over two decades, James continues to play at a high level and make significant contributions to the Lakers’ success. As he adds another honor to his legendary career, it is evident that James’ impact on the sport will continue to be felt for years to come.

The Battle for Supremacy: Golden State Warriors Aim to Dethrone LeBron James and the Lakers

The Golden State Warriors put on a terrific performance and emerged victorious against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the postseason series, with a much-needed 121-106 win. Stephen Curry believes that the pressure is now on LeBron James and the Lakers to protect their home court in Game 6 at the Arena.

While being down 3-1 in a postseason series can be daunting, the Warriors managed to keep their poise and rally behind Andrew Wiggins’ 25/7/5 outing. And now that they have forced a Game 6, the reigning champions have transferred the pressure to the Lakers to defend their home court advantage.

Curry believes that the Warriors can still perform better than they have been doing, especially in terms of the Splash Brothers’ efficiency in shooting the rock. He expressed his confidence that they can take another step and give themselves a great opportunity to win.

However, the Lakers have won all five of their games at home so far this postseason, with an average points difference of 17.8 points, so they have no reason to be under pressure. LeBron James, in particular, is known for his ability to perform under pressure and carry his team to victory.

The Warriors have a chance to get revenge on LeBron James for the 2016 NBA Finals, where they blew a 3-1 lead and lost to his Cleveland Cavaliers. However, it will not be an easy task, and the Lakers are still favored to win the series. Nonetheless, the All-Star trio of Steph, Dray, and Klay are causing problems for the Lakers and taking it one game at a time.



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