He is simply the best.

LeBron James showed again May 19 that he is the greatest basketball player of this era. He had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Golden State Warriors, 103-100. This was his sixth triple-double in his injury plagued season.

The Lakers advanced to the NBA playoffs by winning this Western Conference play-in tournament game.

James made the difference against the Warriors with his 34-foot, 3-pointer over Stephen Curry with the shot clock running down.

He has excelled repeatedly throughout his career. James is the greatest player of this generation. I won’t compare him against the great players of the past. Those were different eras with different rules and different opponents and different styles of play.

Sure, there are other great players these days. But when you look how James excels on offense and defense and how he carries his team to victory, he rises above the rest.

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