In His 10 Worst Games This Year, LeBron Still Played Better Than Several All-Stars

There may not be a better testament to how incredible LeBron’s year has been than this.

LeBron James is having an unreal season. He’s averaging 26.8 points, 8 rebounds, and 7.3 assists a game while shooting 56.5% from the field for the league’s best team. He’s a virtual lock to win the MVP award.

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But his season seems even more impressive when you look at his ten WORST games. I chose based on the games that were rated lowest by Basketball Reference’s GameScore function.

Over these 10 games, the Heat went 6-4 — a winning percentage of .600, or well below their season percentage of .800, but also a rate that still would’ve made them one of the league’s better teams.

And LeBron? Over these 10 games — remember, these are the 10 WORST games of his season — he averaged 19.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 3.9 turnovers on 47.6% shooting.

If those numbers were his season averages, LeBron would be the league’s 12th-highest scorer.

He’d have a higher shooting percentage than Kobe Bryant, James Harden, and Carmelo Anthony.

He’d have more rebounds per game than all but one player who scores more than 19.3 points per game, that player being LaMarcus Aldridge.

And he’d have more points, rebounds, and assists, plus a higher shooting percentage, than Luol Deng and Paul George, who both made the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

In short: if LeBron James played as poorly in every game as he did in his 10 worst, he’d still be an All-Star.

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