LeBron James is certainly playing like someone who wants to win back-to-back National Basketball Association titles with the Miami Heat.
And the 28-year-old star forward might just capture a fourth NBA MVP award in five seasons in the process.
James has been dominant through 51 games of his third season in Florida, averaging 27.2 points per game and career highs in field goal percentage (56.5), three-point shooting (42 per cent) and rebounds per game (8.1).
“I want to be the best of all time,” King James said when asked by USA Today recently what drives him as a professional athlete.
Recently, James became the first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points and shoot at least 60 per cent in six straight games.
Erik Spoelstra, head coach of the Eastern Conference-leading Heat, said the six-foot-eight, 250-pound James isn’t letting teams off the hook this season.
“What he’s doing now more than he’s ever done is dominate games with his IQ and experience,” Spoelstra told USA Today. “Now he’s really starting to get it.”
And that spells trouble for the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers or any other team with visions of winning the East.