LeBron James continues to impress the NBA world even in his 15th season.
James has drawn praise for all over the basketball community over the years and a former head coach is “a big fan” of what the Cleveland Cavaliers star is currently doing. Former Houston Rockets head coach Rudy Tomjanovich joined SiriusXM NBA Radio on Monday and said that he “wouldn’t put it past him (James) to get through this series.”
Tomjanovich certainly would know a little something about success at the NBA level. He was a five-time All Star during his playing career and even had his No. 45 retired by the Rockets. If that weren’t impressive enough, Tomjanovich was a head coach for the Rockets and led Houston to a pair of NBA titles in in 1994 and 1995 on teams that featured the likes of Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.
The former Rockets head coach certainly had some high praise for James and he certainly has a point. James has already cemented himself as one of the top players in the history of the NBA with the Cavaliers star still hoping to add a few more rings to his list of accomplishments. However, he’s become even more dangerous over the years and has made it a point to get his teammates involving quite a bit as Tomjanovich points out.
James has certainly elevated his game in the postseason this year to say the least. The star forward is currently averaging 32.9 points to go along with 9.4 assists and 8.9 rebounds. In addition, James is also shooting 54.5 percent from the field, which is second on the team behind center Tristan Thompson.
After hitting just 5-of-16 shots in a 108-83 loss at the hands of the Boston Celtics in Game 1, James has been tearing it up and has been extremely efficient. The former NBA MVP turned in a 42-point performance in Game 2, but the Cavaliers still came up short despite leading for the majority of the game. James really turned it on in Game 3 when he connected on 8-of-12 shots and scored 27 points in a 116-86 victory. Five other Cleveland players finished in double figures, which made life a whole lot easier for James.
It’s hard not to be impressed by what James is doing and there’s no question that he belongs in the MVP conversation. If he continues this sensation level of play, Tomjanovich made be right by saying that James can get out of the Eastern Conference Finals.