Darvin Ham praises 39-year-old LeBron James for containing dangerous Zion Williamson ahead of play-in matchup

LeBron James recorded 112th triple-double of his career in the game against the Pelicans.

Darvin Ham praises 39-year-old LeBron James for containing dangerous Zion Williamson ahead of play-in matchup

Darvin Ham praises LeBron James for stopping Zion Williamson

NBA superstar LeBron James has proven again that age is just a number for him. In his 21st year in the league, the star still gives a hard time to his opponents. During the Los Angeles Lakers matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans, James defended the team’s big man Zion Williamson, which highly impressed HC Darvin Ham.

The 39-year-old successfully slowed down the Pelicans’ main man, Zion Williamson, as he ended up scoring only 12 points in 34 minutes. Lakers head coach Darvin Ham had high praise for James’ outstanding performance in the Lakers win.

With Bron, just him setting that tone. That's a huge challenge, that kid [Williamson] is a hell of a basketball player…Bron's stature and his tenure steps to defend a young superstar like that.
Darvin Ham via post-game media interview

LeBron James was a dominant force in the game, dropping a triple-double in the last matchup of the regular season. This year, James became the oldest player in the league, which seems unreal if his stats are considered. The star’s average in all three categories is not very different from the top contenders for this year’s MVP award.

James needs to bring the same energy in the next game, as the Los Angeles Lakers will face the New Orleans Pelicans again for a knockout matchup. The winner of the game will directly qualify for the playoffs. The comfortable win on Sunday will certainly boost the team’s confidence, but only time will tell if the Lakers can repeat their victory.

LeBron James makes history in the game against the Pelicans

LeBron James has won MVPs and championships throughout his long career. But the star is undoubtedly not done yet, as he has reached some of the most important milestones in the last couple of years. After becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer last year, the star also became the first player in NBA history to score 40,000 points.

As the star concluded his 21st regular season, James added another achievement to his incredible legacy. In the game against the Pelicans, James reached 11,000 career assists. This milestone has made him the first player in history to have 40k points, 11k rebounds, and 11k assists.

James’ teammate Austin Reaves represented the Lakers fans by posting his shocked reaction to the record on his Instagram. Considering James is still an active player, these stats will rise even more in the future. The basketball world is undoubtedly fortunate to witness such greatness as the star still plays at a high-level.

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