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When we look back at the career of LeBron James and are asked to identify his prime years, it’ll probably be from somewhere around 2009-2016, or simply the five straight years he went to the NBA Finals.
As far his peak goes, James admit that this is the best he has ever felt as a player. There’s no telling how much or if he will improve at all going forward in his career, but years from now we could be looking back at the 2015 NBA Finals as peak LeBron James. Via ESPN:
Despite his impeccable past body of work, the 12-year veteran said Monday that he believes he is playing the best basketball of his career right now.
“I think if you put it all together, yeah,” James said. “If you put everything together as far as my mind, my body, my game. If you put everything in one bottle, this is probably the best I’ve been.”
Cavs teammate Kevin Love was asked to put James’ current level of play in perspective at practice Sunday.
“I think it’s tough. Was he bouncier at one point? Physically, it’s tough to say,” Love said. “But as far as up here [mentally], I think he’s ahead of where he was. Being able to make everybody around him better, it’s a great quality. He doesn’t lack that at all. I think he’s truly done a phenomenal job with guys going down and helping others to play better.”