LeBron James and the Golden Age of Geezer Athletes

He was the best player in NBA history at 24 and 28. Now he’s doing it again in his age-35 season. This is the third act of James’s career: the post-prime.

香蕉视频苹果下载LOS ANGELES—There are few players in the Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room with a better understanding of LeBron James than someone who hadn’t played with him until this season and barely plays with him now.

Jared Dudley had long heard the legendary tales about James: that he has a photographic memory, that he knows the other team’s plays, that he can see into the future. Then he signed with the Lakers and found out that everything he’d been told was actually true. James really is that smart about basketball. Dudley is, too....