The Los Angeles Lakers are currently on a seven-game winning streak, while also currently on a 14-game road winning streak, one of the longest in the franchise’s history. The leader of these current streaks? None other than LeBron James, who was designated as the Western Conference’s Player of the Week for his work in the past week. The award is the second consecutive one for the Lakers, as Anthony Davis won last week (Davis also won on November 4th).
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 16, 2019
This past week the Lakers had three games against the Orlando Magic, the Miami Heat, and the Atlanta Hawks. As stated above, the Lakers got the “W” in all three, with LeBron James pouring in these numbers:
28.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 9.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.0 block
Not a bad stat line for a #WashedKing.
The accolade builds another impressive set of records for The King, as the Player of the Week award is the 62nd of his career. Go ahead and take a look below at the leaders of earning the award.
Most Player of the Week honors in NBA history:
– LeBron James (62)
– Kobe Bryant (33)
– Kevin Durant (26)
– Michael Jordan (25)
– James Harden (24)
(Award was one for the entire NBA until 2000-01, when it was split into one apiece for East/West.) https://t.co/Qmsne8VL8P
— Joey Ramirez (@JoeyARamirez) December 16, 2019
Of course, you have to take that list with a grain of salt due to the caveat that Joey Ramirez presented, but still, it just goes to show how consistently dominant LeBron James has been in his generation.
Here’s to LeBron James and Anthony Davis winning this award every week until the playoffs kick off en route to the Lakers’ next championship!