Most of the NBA’s greatest players never even reached a 15th season, having gone to college in years that LeBron James spent scoring his first 8,000 points.
Some of the greats who sustained excellence, like Tim Duncan and Charles Barkley, were no longer all-stars by their 15th seasons.
James is more than one-third of the way to making his 15th season his best.
The world has a short list for what improves with age, and athletes in their 30s rarely make it. Like a basketball piece of art, James looks better with time.
More than 1,300 regular season and playoff games into his career, James is finding motivation earlier in the season...