Giannis Antecounbobo described LeBron James as an “alien” on Wednesday because of how the Lakers’ superstar dominated the NBA in the mid-30s.
James – who is celebrating his 35th birthday on December 30 – averages 25.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game this season.
The triple NBA champion and four-time MVP show no sign of slowing down in his 17th year in the league. Antetokounmpo, whose Bucks will face Los Angeles on Thursday, has hailed his opponent as someone hoping to resume his career slowly.
“It’s crazy, obviously, for me, that’s one of my goals to be able to play at a high level for the next 10 years, but it’s going to turn 35 this month and it’s moving, playing like this and playing smart,” he told Antetokounmpo journalists. “It’s unreasonable to see what he can do, but he’s LeBron James, he’s different, he’s an alien, so you’re expecting him, but yes, he’s crazy.”
With a record of 24-4, the Bucks and Lakers peak during the Eastern and Western Conference respectively this season.
The Bucks had an 18-game win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, while the Lakers lost to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.
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