Lebron James Shines As Lakers Win

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LeBron James turned 38 years old on Wednesday, and he celebrated with a big game for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers beat the Hawks 130-121 on the road thanks in large part to 47 points from James. He went 16-of-21 from the field and 10-of-11 on free throws, but also dished out eight assists and had five rebounds as well. The Lakers were trailing by as many as 19 points in the second quarter but were able to make up that deficit with an impressive second half. Upcoming games against the Hornets and Magic could be a chance for James to rest before they conclude a seven-game road trip at home against the Bulls on Monday night.

On Wednesday, LeBron James turned 38 years old. To celebrate the occasion, he dropped 47 points on the Atlanta Hawks and led his Lakers to a thrilling 130-121 victory.

Lebron James Helps Lakers Beat Hawks

It was a big night for LeBron—the first time in 10 years that he’s scored 40 points in an NBA game (which he did twice before last night). And it was also a victory for Kobe Bryant, who scored 27 points against Portland on his birthday back in 2009. With these two feats accomplished now by some of basketball’s greatest players, we can only wonder what might be next: perhaps someone will score 50 points on their 40th birthday? Or 60 points on their 50th? Whatever happens next, it’s clear that there’s no limit to what you can achieve if you put your mind to it!

LeBron James is a great basketball player, and his performance on his 38th birthday should not come as a surprise to anyone. Even though he’s in the waning stages of his career and will turn 40 before next season starts, LeBron still has plenty left in the tank. This was evident last night against the Atlanta Hawks, when he put up 47 points on 16-of-21 shooting from the field and 10-of-11 free throws while also dishing out eight assists and grabbing five rebounds.