LeBron James named player of the week for 59th time
LeBron James has been on nothing short of an impressive start in his 15th season in the league.
The Cleveland Cavaliers star forward has continued his torrid play through this past week that earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors.
After recording a league-best three triple-doubles, @KingJames is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week!
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) December 18, 2017
James put together a huge week that saw him notch three triple-doubles in four games played while averaging 24.8 points, 13.5 assists, and 10.5 rebounds over that stretch. He ranked first in the league with triple-doubles (three), double-doubles (four), and assists in those four games. James was also the only player to average a triple-double last week while recording at least 20 points, seven rebounds, and 10 assists in each game while leading his team to a 4-0 record.
It puts another stamp on what’s been arguably his best individual season currently being third in the league with 27.8 points on a career-best 57 percent shooting from the field while being second with a career-high 9.3 assists, and 8.5 rebounds per contest. What has been most telling is that the Cavaliers hold a league-best 18-1 record since Nov. 11.
This now pushes the 32-year-old’s league record to 59 times receiving the Player of the Week honor and marks the second time that he has earned it this season. It also further strengthens his argument as being the early frontrunner to earn his fifth career MVP award.