League wide offense has been increasing for a decade. This year, teams are scoring 111 PPG compared to 106.3 last year. AST and TRB are also up compared to last year. Faster pace = easier to rack up the stats. TLDR: Lebrons raw stats are down relative to the league compared to years past
I get your point but three hard statistical averages are not misleading, they are facts.
Of course theyre facts. Only facts can be misleading. If they werent facts, theyd just be lies.
Facts can be misleading Example: smoking cigarettes reduces the chance you develop Alzheimer’s
No, they can’t. There is no bias or option for opinion in a fact. They don’t lead anywhere except a finite statement.
nope. he is averaging 27/8/8, thats just plain fact. *also, its 27/9/8 btw
That is a really dumb argument
I think its a very smart argument actually. Why do you think its a dumb one? Edit - All these downvotes, still no explanation. Something tells me its a lot of butthurt LBJ stans
Well first of all its not a love for Lebron James that people have that dont agree with this argument because it can be applied to any player in particular. To your argument, just because collectively the league is improving when it comes to points, rebou
you are trying too hard
Hes not trying nearly hard enough.
or is he
As a measure of his historic output, it is, but hes still averaging those numbers.
This is fucking stupid considering he’s still top 5 In the league in ppg
But with the pace of the game increasing, you would expect his points to also increase, if he wasn’t declining. Scoring the same points, when the pace is increasing could be a sign of a *slight* decline.
Ok but everyone’s ppg should be going up then yet he’s still top 5
Add the fact he doesnt play nearly as much defense as he once did
Wait then wouldnt antes 27 a game also be misleading
If you go by per 100, his rebounds are the same, his assists are down 1.6 and his points are down .5. Not much difference.
But still down
no one said hes playing better than last year
maybe look at points per possession, assist % and rebound %? you really have to do way more analysis.
His whole move to LA was misleading
And his defense is getting worse and worse... LeDecline is real
The increase is down relative to the league average increase.
League average has increased by more than he has. So relative to league average, hes down.
The league stats are up, and his stats have stayed relatively the same, therefore he is doing worse compared to the average. He is still above average, but his stats should be better
Exactly!! Not knowing context yes it’s good numbers. When you look into the evolution of the pace of play it’s just inflated 25-5-5 that would have been impressive 10 years ago
Oh my god, weve gotten to this point where kids who didnt watch Lebron in 2011 are actually going to diminish his career
These kids here only know how to beg for tendies and jerk off lebron, it’s not worth it
Agreed. Thats why Hardens 36ppg is misleading. Kobe converted to this era would be like 40ppg
Lebron is the biggest stat-padder that ever lived. The only reason he averages so many assists is because he basically takes over the point guard role. But he still wants to play Forward so he gets all those rebounds. And then he purposely assembles a tea