LeBron older than 93 percent of active NBA players but insists he’s still ‘fresh’

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) waits during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

LeBron James turned 33 last week. Here’s an alarming stat: 93 percent of the players in the league are younger than he is.

Out of the 476 players who appeared in at least one NBA game this season, only 34 are older than James. And of those, a mere 11 are starters.

But it also bears noting that James is still just the fifth-oldest player on Cleveland’s roster, behind Kyle Korver, Jose Calderon, Dwyane Wade and Channing Frye. And as the season nears the midway mark, James is looking good as ever.

“I’m fresh,” James told Dennis Scott during NBA TV’s Players Only broadcast after Cleveland’s win over Portland on Tuesday night. “I’ve always tried to stay fresh throughout the course of the game. Our bench has been very dynamic this year.”

James will likely reach 30,000 points for his career later this month.


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