LeBron James has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for his outstanding performance during the games played from Monday, Jan. 16, through Sunday, Jan. 22.
The Lakers Forward averaged 35 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists as the Lakers finished the said week beating the Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers.
As the week began, Lebron managed a season-high 48 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists in a home win over the Rockets. During the Lakers home game against Sacramento, the forward averaged 32 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists.
Furthermore, Lebron became made the top 5 all-time player in NBA history to make over 8,000 free throws in the entirety of his career.
Lebron James recorded 23 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists, against the Grizzlies putting a stop to the Memphis’ 11-game winning streak. Up against the Portland Trail Blazers Lebron averaged 37 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists.
In the win against Portland, Lebron James surpassed Byron Scott for the 4th place on the Lakers’ all-time list of 3-pointers made in the history of the franchise. He averaged 596 3-point baskets for the Lakers since he joined the franchise.
As much as the Lakers forward seems to be playing at a high level, this may not be enough for the Los Angeles Lakers to be the best team in the western conference this season seeing that they are already lagging as the season progresses.