LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers made a fantastic highlight reel layup against the Houston Rockets, and he wanted everyone to know that he’s still capable of making plays like that after all these years. On his Instagram account, James provided clips and photos of the stunning performance.
“Old Man Wise still got the game in a chokehold/ It’s been over 2 decades I’ve been in this mode,” LeBron James captioned the photo. on the Instagram post, along with some of his typical hashtags.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers demonstrates his highlight finish against the Houston Rockets.
James has now played more regular season and playoff minutes than any other NBA player in history, breaking Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s record of 66,297 total minutes. Amazingly, James can still pull off such acrobatic finishes at his age, but James has made breaking records and expectations the standard throughout his extraordinary career.
James had a busy day against the Rockets. In addition to his highlight finish, James got into a bench brawl with Rockets head coach Ime Udoka, who LeBron has faced numerous times throughout his career. Following a technical foul, Udoka was dismissed. James had a technical as well, but stayed in the game because it was his first, leading the Lakers to a 107-97 victory over a feisty Houston club. The Lakers needed a win after suffering a 44-point loss the day before, which was the worst in James’ career.
James is having another fantastic season, averaging 24.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 6.4 assists per game for the Lakers, who are 12-9 on the season.