James did it all across 40 minutes on the floor, scoring a game-high and season-high 37 points, to go with six rebounds, eight assists, and three steals.
The NBA’s oldest player showed no signs of slowing down during the dominant performance, as he once again got the upper hand in his matchup with Dillon Brooks, even hitting Houston’s forward with the “too small” gesture after getting a basket.
James shot a remarkable 14-of-19 from the field, including a late three and a game-sealing free throw as the Lakers improved to 8-6 on the year. Over his past three games, the 38-year-old is averaging 33.3 points, 9.6 assists, and 7.0 rebounds.
NBA fans were awestruck by James’ big outing on Sunday, and they marveled at his greatness on social media in the aftermath.
LeBron James over his last 3 games:— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) November 20, 2023
37 PTS - 6 REB - 8 AST
35 PTS - 5 REB - 9 AST
28 PTS - 10 REB - 12 AST
Don’t normalize greatness 🤴🏾🐐 pic.twitter.com/Lqyks6iQN4
Quick check in on how the oldest player in the league did this weekend…— nick wright (@getnickwright) November 20, 2023
35-5-9 on 59% in a win
37–6-8 on 74% and the game winning free throw
LeBron James. Doing the previously incomprehensible so often that we are all already mostly numb to it.
LeBron James tonight:— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) November 20, 2023
Scored or assisted on 14/15 the Lakers final 15 points.
Do you take LeBron James for granted? pic.twitter.com/mupz6uk5gA
LeBron turns 39 next month. 😭 pic.twitter.com/bm3DWTOyiD— BronMuse (@BronMuse) November 20, 2023
Definitely did not expect LeBron to look even better than he did last season even before the injury. This dude is insane man.— GoldenKnight (@GoldenKnightGFX) November 20, 2023
this aint the same LeBron that we saw in the WCF hoopin on one foot. Other guys need to step it up so he won’t be running on fumes when the playoffs start!— 73-9 and THEY LIED (@CuffsTheLegend) November 20, 2023
Do we all agree that this has been the best version of LeBron since 2021 pre injury?— 🌙 (@lakerscook) November 20, 2023
I’m still taking a healthy LeBron James over ANYBODY in a 7 game series. ANYBODY!— 73-9 and THEY LIED (@CuffsTheLegend) November 20, 2023
What's really stopping LeBron James from being in the top MVP conversations this season, I'm being serious https://t.co/KLsuINcIWf— Russ' TD ⚡ (@RussFcb) November 20, 2023