There was much justified celebration of LeBron James when he passed the 20,000-point and 5,000-assist barriers on the same night against Golden State earlier this week. It's an amazing feat, especially when you consider that James is still only 28. He's two-thirds of the way to 30,000 points and 7,500 assists. No player in NBA history has reached both of those milestones. He should be a lock to do it.
But what's equally remarkable is that James is still getting better. Statistically, he is having the best season of his 10-year NBA career -- and remember, he won a league championship and an MVP last season.
James is shooting 55.0 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from three-point range, which would be career highs in both. He is averaging a career-high 8.1 rebounds. His turnovers per game (2.8) are also a career low.
These are only numbers, of course. But if James wins another championship or two, he will be in the discussion for best ever.