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LeBron in Throes of 1-of-a-Kind Season

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The play of LeBron James has long been one of the most compelling aspects of the NBA, but lately the experience of watching the world’s best basketball player has taken on an entirely new significance. Outrageously efficient performance has become so predictable for James that every appearance is now appointment viewing.

By now, most NBA fans have caught wind of James’ most recent exploits: a five-game stretch in which he topped 30 points on every occasion, anchored five consecutive Miami victories and posted an absurd 71.4 field goal percentage. Trim away some of James’ misses at the end of the first game in that stretch, and he’s made 49 of his last 65 shots (75.4 percent), which may be the closest thing to shooting perfection that we’re...

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