(NEW YORK) — It is hard to argue that Miami Heat forward Lebron James is one of if not the most talented players in the entire NBA. James says if he wanted, he could lead the league in scoring, but chooses not to.
“If I wanted to, I could lead the league in scoring, but that’s not my job here,” James said.
James is having yet another stellar season, but is fifth in the NBA in scoring behind James Harden, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and Kobe Bryant.
“My job is to do a lot of everything — rebounding, passing, and defending so that takes away from my scoring. I’ve done (the scoring title) before. I’m capable of doing it, but my game sometimes doesn’t allow me to have those big nights.”
In 24 games this season, James is averaging 25.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News